Federal Interagency Healthy Homes Work Group

The Federal Interagency Healthy Homes Work Group (HHWG) is comprised currently of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Department of Energy; Centers for Disease Control; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Surgeon General, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), and National Institute of Standards and Technology and is in the process of developing a new national healthy housing standard that will incorporate the principles of GHHI. The Federal Healthy Homes Working Group will strengthen coordination among Federal agencies to advance and implement the healthy homes concept. Specifically, the HHWG will:

  • Establish and champion a comprehensive Federal strategy to promote healthy homes and to support delivery of safe and healthy housing for all,
  • Identify and eliminate barriers that impede collaboration and complicate assisting those in need of Federal technical assistance and/or funding, and
  • Collaborate with key Federal and non-Federal stakeholders to implement a vigorous healthy homes agenda at the community level.

HUD is also working to improve federal, state and local housing codes and guidelines to reflect current knowledge regarding home health and safety hazards within the housing environment, as well as promoting the incorporation of healthy housing criteria into federal housing and infrastructure projects/programs.

For Landlords

Review the laws that landlords should follow to maintain a safe and healthy home.

If you live in Maryland, there are many resources available to assist you in achieving a Green & Healthy Home. View the resources.