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Advancing Healthy Housing: A Strategy for Action

An exciting press and stakeholder event promoting radon action is taking place on Monday, February 4, 2013 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. EST, at the National Building Museum (401 F Street, NW) in Washington D.C. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) along with a number of additional federal agencies to announce “Advancing Healthy Housing: A Strategy for Action”. This new plan unifies federal activities to advance healthy housing, demonstrates the connection between housing condition and residents’ health, and promotes strategies and methods intended to control and prevent major housing-related hazards in a cost-effective manner.

Senior leaders from sponsoring agencies, including EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, will announce the release of the Strategy and discuss their respective agency’s work relating to the Strategy’s vision and goals.

In addition, HUD is developing a toolbox of resources that can be used to promote the release of the Strategy with our stakeholders. The toolbox will be available at http://www.hud.gov/healthyhomes beginning Friday, February 1, 2013. This toolbox will include an executive summary, a one-page overview of the Strategy, a sample newsletter article, an email announcement and more!

The event will be broadcasted at 2:00 p.m. EST at the following web address: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/webcasts/schedule.