Healthy Homes

U.S. Department of Housing (HUD) and Urban Development Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

Healthy HomesWhich would you choose: to live in a home you could afford, or one that is healthy for your family? Sadly, too many families in America are forced with that decision every day.

HUD believes our communities should make homes available to families that are affordable and healthy. "Healthy Homes" is a century-old concept that promotes safe, decent, and sanitary housing as a means for preventing disease and injury. There is a lot of emerging scientific evidence linking health outcomes such as asthma, lead poisoning, and unintentional injuries to substandard housing. Check out their website for more information on how make your home a healthier place to live.