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Memphis Coalition Signs on With The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Memphis Daily News

The National Center for Healthy Housing ranks the Memphis MSA worst out of 45 metro areas for unhealthy housing. Subpar housing has been linked to poor health outcomes, high utility bills, evictions, and lower academic achievement for children who have lead poisoning or asthma.

Poisoning caused by lead paint in pre-1978 housing, and chronic asthma triggered by pests like roaches and rats and mold from water leaks are more common among residents of substandard housing in poorer neighborhoods.

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