Priorities

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.


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:

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


Healthy Housing Updates

July2019

New Video on Dampness and Mold  

CHHC members at the California Department of Public Health's Indoor Air Quality Section has developed a short video to help code enforcement officers inspect and enforce dampness and mold complaints.

 

 

 

 

June 2019
 

June is National Healthy Homes Month  

This month is National Healthy Homes Month.  It is a great opportunity to share information about helathy homes as well and the successes and challenges faced in your community.  HUD has great resources to help you share healthy homes messages.  Feel free to share your work on healthy housing on the CHHC Facebook page!

 

February 2019
 

Fun and Productive 2019 Annual Meeting!

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Thanks to the more than 75 new and returning members who attended this year's Annual Meeting in Los Angeles (February 25h-26th).  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. This year's attendees heard from a range of healthy housing policy experts, including:

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State of State Housing Policy
Josh Kurpies, District Director for Assemblymember Richard Bloom

Pay for Success
Maria Hernandez, PhD, Impact4Health (slides)

Challenges & Solutions: Dealing with Slum Lords
Aurora Thome, JD, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (slides)
Carlos Aguilar, Coalition for Economic Survival (slides) 
Matthew Holen, Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (slides)

Lead Poisoning Prevention
Susan Little, Environmental Workging Group (slides)
Larry Brooks, Alameda County Healthy Homes Department (slides

Public Charge: What do proposed rule changes mean for housing?
Arianna Cook-Thajudeen, National Housing Law Project (slides)

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Brooks 20          Hernandez 20

Arianna C-T 20           Little 20

Additionally, members participated in a series of small group discussions focused on incorporating lessons learned from the presentations into our state and local work.  We now take the energy generated from two full days networking and learning with us as we look forward to another successful year as a coalition striving to move the state towards healthier housing.  Once again, we congratulate our members on another successful year!

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Mission

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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