The Healthy Housing Committee works with governments, organizations, community health centers, and other individuals around the state to improve the quality of the indoor home environment to reduce factors that cause and/or exacerbate asthma.
New England has some of the oldest and most decrepit housing in the country. New England has more than twice the national rate of homes built before 1940. In addition, the New England percentage of homes with severe physical problems is twice that of the U.S. In 2007, New England had higher rates of signs of mice, leaks from outside, lacking complete plumbing, roofing, siding, and foundation problems.
Chair of the Healthy Housing Committee: Dave Turcotte, Director of the Institute for Housing Sustainability at UMass Lowell.
Contact us if you are interested in joining the Healthy Housing Committee.