The National Center for Healthy Housing and the American Public Health Association released a national standard for health-focused property maintenance for the nation’s 100 million existing homes, including single family, multifamily, rental, and owner-occupied.
The new National Healthy Housing Standard is based on evidence from the fields of environmental public health, safety, building science, engineering, and indoor environmental quality. In a statement upon the National Healthy Housing Standard’s May 16 release, the two groups said, “The Standard is a living tool for property owners, elected officials, code agency staff, and all who are concerned about housing as a platform for health. Individually and together, the Standard constitutes minimum performance standards for a safe and healthy home.”
“The National Low Income Housing Coalition applauds the release of the National Healthy Housing Standard, which constructively seeks to improve the quality of our nation’s housing so that our homes don’t make us sick, prevent us from recovering from illness, or injure us. Everyone deserves a healthy place to call home,” NLIHC President and CEO Sheila Crowley said of the Standard.
View to the Standard and related documents at: http://bit.ly/1bJDZ1l