Washington, DC -The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and the Alliance for Healthy Homes (Alliance) today announced their plans to join forces. The consolidated organization will continue to operate as the National Center for Healthy Housing, led by Rebecca Morley, with offices in Columbia, Maryland and Washington, DC. Patrick MacRoy, former executive director of the Alliance, will lead NCHH’s Community-Based Initiatives. The merger will consolidate all aspects of healthy homes within a single organization – research and evaluation, policy advocacy, consumer education, training, and assistance to local governments and community-based organizations. Nearly 5.7 million families live in substandard housing conditions placing millions of children at risk for asthma, cancer, lead poisoning, and injuries. As a unified organization, the groups will be able to better serve the interest of these families.
For further information see the full press release and information on the upcoming conference.
RBc: For more information on healthy housing see these articles:
1.Current State of the Science: Health Effects and Indoor Environmental Quality
2.Elements That Contribute to Healthy Building Design
3.Toxic homes, toxic bodies
John P. Lapotaire, CIEC
Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant
Microshield Environmental Services, LLC