No family should have to choose between affordable and healthy housing. There are more than 6 million substandard housing units nationwide, this is particularly bad for child safety. As a result, there is a growing need for preventing the public health problems that stem from these units. Even newer, expensive homes may have hazards lurking within. Creating healthier housing promotes the healthy growth and development of children and has the potential to save billions in health care costs.
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Houses should be a place of fun and games if you have children, but first of all they must be safe. Unfortunately there are still many unsafe homes in the country for a number of reasons, such as age of the property, cheap housing developments, pollution or neglect. This is why we are here to make sure that adults and children can play together safely in their homes.
The risks are plenty for the family living in an unsafe housing and sadly given soating prices in some areas not everyone can afford a brand new and safe dwelling. There is also the question of awareness as most families do not realize all the dangers that exist in their house.
The National Center for Healthy Housing operates the National Healthy Homes Training Center through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Training Center is aimed at helping states, cities, and community-based organizations effectively identify and address housing-related hazards.