June is National Healthy Homes Month
Watch Secretary Marcia L. Fudge Announce NHHM 2023
June is National Healthy Homes Month (#NHHM23), led by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH).
Our program is rooted at the intersection of affordable, safe, and climate-resilient housing that supports and improves the health outcomes of residents, particularly those in disadvantaged communities.
This NHHM, our goal is to highlight the key roles played by our grantees and their contributions to their communities everywhere. Almost 30 years ago, our office started educating people about lead poisoning and other indoor environmental health hazards. Since then, we have become the national hub for lead mitigation and removal, as well as providing grants to states, tribes, and local communities.
HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Healthy Homes
A significant highlight of NHHM 2023 is the opening of the HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Healthy Homes, which recognizes Agencies, Organizations, Tribes, and others that advance healthy homes.
For the first time in the history of the competition, only one Award will be made. The award acknowledges innovative approaches, best practices, policies, research, and community engagement that make significant contributions to reduce exposure to health risks, environmental hazards, and substandard housing, especially for underserved communities.