National Healthy Homes Month

The Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes "OLHCHH"
Welcomes you to the First Annual National Healthy Homes Month 2016 webpage 


National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) will be held for the first time during June 2016.   This month-long celebration offers an opportunity to learn more about housing and its impact on health and provide resources to encourage local activities as well as empower families to protect themselves from hazards in their home. June’s outreach activities aim to greatly boost awareness and understanding of what federal and local resources are available to make a difference in the lives of all residents, regardless of where they live.

HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is coordinating the efforts of NHHM. Thanks to the support and collaborations with other federal agencies and partners; NHHM will provide a deliberate, coordinated and holistic approach to creating healthy and safe homes. Creating a holistic approach includes efforts to combine activities related to:    

  1. Childhood lead poisoning  prevention
  2. Residential asthma intervention
  3. Injury prevention
  4. Smoke free public housing
  5. Safe indoor pest control
  6. Radon Safety
  7. Disaster Recovery


The target audiences for the scope of activities are comprised of state and local government agencies, nongovernmental organization, nonprofit organizations, property owners and individual families especially those with small children. 

Each week in June; NHHM will focus on the “Principals of Healthy Homes” and associated set of activities. The themes are designed to highlight the paired topics. When you get your activities planned consider letting us know about them! We would love to hear about the event planning and results.

Get started planning events in your community!

WEEK THEME/FOCUS "Keep It" Focus Main Message
June 1-4 Change is in the Air!

Keep It Ventilated

Keep It Contaminant Free

Reducing the hazards in the air you breath can have poitive impacts on your health
June 5-11 Sherlock HOMES!

Keep it Dry

Keep it Pest Free

Be a detective to find water leaks and entryways for pests around the house
June 12-19 Door to Door!

Keep it Clean!

Keep it Safe

Some cleaning habits and protection measures are important for the entire home
June 20-27 Ready, Set, Go!

Keep it Maintained

Keep it Temperature Controlled

A maintenance plan will keep a home safe and healthy and ready for extreme temperatures
June 28-30 Write on Time! Policy, Standards and Local Regulations Challenge Week Now is the time to talk to community leaders about Healthy Homes Policies and Standards