CHHC members address healthy housing from multiple perspectives. As a result, the coalition’s priorities represent a comprehensive approach towards achieving healthy housing for all. CHHC organizes itself into three workgroups focused on the following priorities:

  •  Habitability – Combat substandard housing conditions affecting many low-income renters, such as pest infestations and mold.

  •  Indoor Air Quality – Reduce exposure to contaminants in the home, including pesticides, tobacco smoke, and outdoor pollution.

  •  Lead Poisoning PreventionEliminate exposure to lead hazards in the home and improve the identification of and support to lead poisoned children.

 Healthy Housing Updates

  October 2018

New Resource: IPM in Rental Housing   

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the most effective and least harmful way to address pests.  By addressing the root causes of pest problems, IPM serves as a long term solution to pest problems that advoids the costly, routine pesticide applications commonly used in rental housing.  To encourage more property owners to adopt IPM and a more effective and healthier alternative to routine spraying on their rental properties, CHHC members  members developed a series of short videos to encourage landlords to transition to the use of Integrated Pest Management.  Videos include:

  • What is IPM?
  • Why Use IPM?
  • Getting Started: Implementing IPM on Your Property

In addition to the videos, our IPM webpage has a wide range of resources to help landlords and property managers make the transition.



March 2018


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Thanks to the new and returning members who attended this year's Annual Meeting in Sacramento (March 26-27).  The Annual Meeting is the coalition's one in-person meeting of the year where we hear from experts in the field and establish priorities for the year ahead.

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The mission of CHHC is to provide leadership to promote healthy, safe, energy efficient, and affordable housing for all residents in California. The coalition’s diverse membership, including housing rights and social justice organizations, public health advocates, local, state, and federal government agencies, and other experts on housing, indoor air quality, and health, comes together to provide resources, expertise, and advocacy for statewide policies to promote and protect healthy housing, with particular attention on low income communities and communities of color.



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