Housing and Health

As a member of the National Safe and Healthy House Coalition, and a Safe and Healthy Homes program provider, NNCC understands that quality housing and good health are inextricably linked. NNCC remains committed to expanding the accessibility of safe and affordable private and public housing, and to empowering families to create safer environments in their homes.

NNCC is a member of the Lead Free Philly Coalition, which worked to pass new lead laws in Philadelphia in October 2019, allowing more children than ever to be protected from lead poisoning. NNCC also works with Philadelphians Against Bed Bugs (PhABB), which has lobbied for tenant protections in the case of bed bug infestation. Our Nursing-Legal Partnership provides direct legal aid for under-resourced families experiencing housing instability, and our National Training and Technical Assistance Partnership (NTTAP) with the Health Resources and Services Administration provides training and resources on the links between health and public housing for community health centers.

You can read more about the intersection of housing and health at our monthly Housing is Health blog.




The Whole-Home Repairs Act is an investment in the health of Pennsylvania’s children and families

25 August 2022
As a public health nurse home visitor with the Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and a lawyer...

The Most Consequential Housing Law You’ve Never Heard Of

31 August 2020
In 1999, President Bill Clinton signed into law one of the most consequential pieces of housing legislat...

Navigating the Public Housing Landscape: Five HUD Programs Explained

30 June 2020
Housing insecurity is one of many impacts of COVID-19, and one of the many aspects our nation must tackl...

The Urgency of Just Housing Policy: COVID-19, Public Health, and Economic Recovery

28 May 2020
You can’t follow the Stay at Home order if you don’t have a home. As cities across the country plan for...

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