2024 CHHC Annual Meeting
Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for our one in-person meeting of the year!
This year’s event will be held on March 21st and 22nd at the Sierra Health Foundation in Sacramento.
Day one will include an updated on the state policy landscape, presentations on lead poisoning prevention, social housing, and addressing illegal units without displacement, and breakout sessions for our workgroups (Habitability, Indoor Air Quality, and Lead Poisoning Prevention). Day two will include the option of attending a half-day training on healthy housing and code enforcement or participating in an advocacy day at the capitol, educating our state representatives about healthy housing. Agendas for each day will be available soon.
Registration open until March 8th: Register here.
The California Healthy Housing Coalition’s mission is to provide leadership to ensure safe and healthy housing for all Californians, with a focus on low-income communities and communities of color.
The coalition’s diverse membership, including housing rights and social justice organizations, public health advocates, local, state, and federal government agencies, and other experts on housing, indoor air quality, and health, comes together to provide resources, expertise, and advocacy for statewide policies to promote and protect healthy housing for all.
CHHC members address healthy housing from multiple perspectives. As a result, the coalition’s priorities represent a comprehensive approach towards achieving healthy housing for all. CHHC organizes itself into three workgroups focused on the following priorities:
Combat substandard housing conditions affecting many low-income renters, such as pest infestations and mold.
Indoor Air Quality
Reduce exposure to contaminants in the home, including pesticides, tobacco smoke, and outdoor pollution.
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Eliminate exposure to lead hazards in the home and improve the identification of and support to lead poisoned children.
Healthy Housing Resource
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the most effective and least harmful way to address pests. By addressing the root causes of pest problems, IPM serves as a long term solution to pest problems that advoids the costly, routine pesticide applications commonly used in rental housing. To encourage more property owners to adopt IPM and a more effective and healthier alternative to routine spraying on their rental properties, CHHC members members developed a series of short videos to encourage landlords to transition to the use of Integrated Pest Management. Videos include: