|Because healthy homes issues arise at
the intersection of environment, health, and housing, a myriad of agencies,
laws, and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels present possible
avenues of opportunity to make improvements.
At the federal level, the Department for Housing and Urban Development,
the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention are the primary agencies responsible for understanding
and addressing health hazards in the home. Similarly, health departments,
housing agencies, and code enforcement agencies are the key players in
local and state government.
This section of the website provides context on many of the existing
policies that can be leveraged to advance healthy homes and lead poisoning
prevention, as well as information on the roles of key federal agencies.