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 Most Consequential Housing Law You’ve Never Heard Of

31 August 2020
Author: Justin Gero In 1999, President Bill Clinton signed into law one of the most consequential pieces...

Navigating the Public Housing Landscape: Five HUD Programs Explained

30 June 2020
Contributors: Emily Kane and Kevin Leacock Housing insecurity is one of many impacts of COVID-19, and on...

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

28 May 2020
Guest Blogger: Kendra Brooks, Philadelphia City Councilmember (@KendraPHL) You can’t follow the Stay at...

Vulnerable Populations at Greater Risk for COVID-19

21 April 2020
Guest Blogger: Dr. Enrique Enguidanos, founder of CBC Solutions (@EnriqueCBCS) COVID-19 has rapidly chan...

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