|Every home can be healthy. Good construction
and rehab as well as regular maintenance can ensure healthy housing conditions.
Since many families already pay more of their income for housing than they
low-cost and practical solutions are essential. The following principles
are critical to achieving housing that is both healthy and affordable:
- Primary Prevention — The only way to fully
protect people from environmental health hazards in their homes is to
find and fix problems before they cause harm.
- Environmental Justice — All people deserve
to live in housing that is decent, affordable, and environmentally safe.
- Practical Solutions — Preventing
environmental exposure to protect the health of the most at-risk families
requires low-cost interventions that are suited to the older housing
units typically occupied by low-income households.
- Holistic Approaches — Because health hazards
in housing are often interrelated in both cause and solution, comprehensive
strategies that address multiple hazards and their underlying causes
hold the greatest potential to maximize resources and results.
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