Many residents of communities around the country are exposed to substandard housing conditions, which are associated with a wide range of serious health problems, for example, asthma, lead poisoning, and injury. And it has been widely documented that people who live in low-income neighborhoods are disproportionately impacted by a lack of healthy affordable housing.
ChangeLab Solutions' Healthy Housing project works with communities around the country to make it easier for everyone to live in homes that are healthy. We're working to ensure that housing stock in low income communities is safe and healthy. We're helping communities make their housing smokefree so that residents can breathe more easily. We’re committed to ensuring that healthy homes are located in healthy neighborhoods. And we strive to bridge conversations among housing and tenant advocates, public health and environmental health professionals and smoke-free housing leaders to identify sustainable and effective strategies for achieving health in housing.
Making sure homes are safe and healthy is just one of the ways ChangeLab Solutions innovates for the benefit of neighborhoods—and their residents—all over the country.