DC Healthy Housing Collaborative

 

The DC Healthy Housing Collaborative is a multi-sector coalition seeking to address substandard housing conditions that contribute to significant health issues affecting District of Columbia residents.

The relationship between poor housing conditions and certain health problems such as asthma and lead poisoning is well-documented.  In D.C., one’s race, income, and neighborhood too often predict the potential for poor housing conditions that can negatively influence health. The DC Healthy Housing Collaborative (DCHHC) convenes a broad range of partners representing government agencies, healthcare, public health, health insurance providers, housing services, legal services, policy advocacy groups, financial institutions, and many others, united in pursuit of policy and systems changes that will lead to healthier housing conditions.  IPHI is a core member of the DCHHC and serves as the Collaborative’s backbone organization.

A subset of partners involved in the DCHHC recently received a grant from the DC Healthy Communities Collaborative for the The Housing Remediation Pilot Project. This pilot will be a demonstration project offering housing remediation services to families referred from health, housing, and legal agencies who identify single-family and multi-family properties where families with housing-related health conditions reside.

For more information on the regular meetings of the DC Healthy Housing Collaborative, please contact Abby Charles at acharles@institutephi.org.