Our homes directly impact our health outcomes. Unhealthy housing, substandard living conditions, dangerous environmental exposures and equitable and affordable housing opportunities all impact a family’s ability to live, learn, grow and play together. Poor air quality, lead paint and pipes, inadequate ventilation, pest infestations, water leaks and other hazardous conditions put people and their families at a higher risk for health problems like asthma, allergies, respiratory conditions and other chronic diseases. According to the National Center for Healthy Housing, housing conditions can and should support good health. These principles provide a framework for describing the critical components of a healthy home.
Healthy Homes Are: