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Healthy housing standard announced

11 Aug 2014 1:33 PM | Anonymous

A new National Healthy Housing Standard could help millions of U.S. residents and homeowners make living spaces safer and healthier.

Public health and housing leaders, including U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, gathered to unveil the new standard on May 16 in Washington, D.C. The standard, released by APHA and the National Center for Healthy Housing, is a “health-focused property maintenance policy targeting the nation’s 100 million existing homes,” and serves as a guide to help homeowners, landlords and tenants maintain dwellings that are safe for people to live in. (The Nation’s Health) Read more…

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