New Report on Asthma and Housing from the National League of Cities and GWU

Advancing City-Level Healthy Housing - Policies, Programs and Practices in Asthma and Lead, is a new report prepared for the National League of Cities by the George Washington University School of Public Health. 

Cities across the country face housing stock riddled with lead and asthma hazards. One in three US homes has lead paint; nearly half of all US homes have elevated levels of at least three asthma-related allergens. These unhealthy housing conditions in rental units are making residents sick. This report reviews nine cities that have implemented programs, policies and practices aimed at addressing asthma and lead triggers in private rental housing in their jurisdictions. 

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