Healthy Housing Updates

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 January 2017

CHHC Members Gather for the 2017 Annual Meeting

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Thanks to the more than 100 new and returning members who attended this year's Annual Meeting in Long Beach (January 23-24).  The Annual Meeting is the coalition's one in-person meeting of the year where we hear from experts in the field and establish priorities for the year ahead. This year's attendees heard from a range of healthy housing policy experts, including: 

State of State Housing Policy
Katie Kolitsos, Office of Speaker Anthony Rendon

New Opportunities: Health, Housing, and Community Development
David Fukuzawa, Kresge Foundation
     *article reference
Charise Fong, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation

Gentrification and the Health Impacts of Displacement
Katie Balderas, City of Long Beach, Department of Public Health, Office of Equity
     *video reference
 Larry Gross, Coalition for Economic Survival
 Josh Butler, Housing Long Beach

Local Accountability: Media Strategies
Megan Burkes, KPBS San Diego
     *reference to articles and videos here and here

Lead Poisoning Prevention: A Policy Perspective
Karen Griego, HUD Regions IX & X Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
Rebecca Morley, Pew Charitable Trust
     *video reference
 Mary Jean Brown, Harvard Chan School of Public Health    

Local Enforcement: Strategies and Challenges
Pete Roque, City of Montebello, California Association of Code Enforcement Officers
Cecilia Sevilla, City of Santa Rosa, California Association of Code Enforcement Officers

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Additionally, members participated in a series of small group discussions focused on incorporating lessons learned from the presentations into our state and local work.  We now take the energy generated from two full days networking and learning with us as we look forward to another successful year as a coalition striving to move the state towards healthier housing.  Once again, we congratulate our members on another successful year!

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September 2016

Governor Signs Healthy Housing Bill

AB 2362, by Assemblymember Kansen Chu, was just signed by Governor BrownCo-sponsored by CHHC members California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) and Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) and CHHC partner, Center for California Homeowner Association Law, AB 2362 is a follow up to last year’s bill that requires landlords to provide tenants notification before self-applying pesticides. AB 2362 applies the same notification requirements in the context of homeowner associations (condominiums and townhomes) and builds on our work to encourage the use of integreated pest management practices.  Click here for a fact sheet (including a list of supporters).

Please join CHHC members in thanking Assemblymember Chu and Governor Brown for taking another step towards making housing healthier.  You can thank the Assemblymember here or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You can thank Governor Brown here.


June 2016

CHHC Members Recognized for Innovations in Healthy Housing Policy

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On behalf of CHHC, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) was awarded the HUD Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes for Innovations and Acheivement in Public Policy.  The award honors our track record in state policy solutions to local housing challenges, including:

CHHC members could not have accomplished these policy wins without strong partners, including California State Senators Ben Hueso and Holly Mitchell, who championed these issues in the legislature.  RAMP and CHHC are also grateful to the Kresge Foundation for supporting our healthy housing efforts since 2011.

A big congratulations to all our members!