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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Housing and Transit" and "Improve housing quality"

Policies and programs that can improve health

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Healthy home environment assessments

Scientifically Supported

Train volunteers, professionals, or paraprofessionals to help residents assess and remediate environmental home health risks and recommend low cost changes (e.g., improved ventilation, integrated pest management, etc.)

Housing and Transit

Household lead control education interventions

Evidence of Ineffectiveness

Inform parents about lead exposure pathways and cleaning and hygiene techniques and undertake minor repairs or specialized cleaning

Housing and Transit

Housing rehabilitation loan & grant programs

Scientifically Supported

Provide funding, primarily to low or median income families, to repair, improve, or modernize dwellings and remove health or safety hazards

Housing and Transit

Integrated pest management for indoor use

Scientifically Supported

Support a four-tiered approach to indoor pest control that minimizes potential hazards to people, property, and the environment

Housing and Transit

Lead paint abatement programs

Scientifically Supported

Eliminate lead-based paint and contaminated dust by removing or encapsulating lead paint, or removing lead painted fixtures and surfaces

Housing and Transit

Radon mitigation programs

Some Evidence

Prevent radon from entering occupied buildings and reduce existing indoor air radon levels via soil depressurization, home or room pressurization, heat recovery ventilation, etc.

Housing and Transit

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Some Evidence

Provide assistance to low income families to make their homes more energy efficient and to permanently reduce their energy bills

Housing and Transit