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Webinar Briefing June 18 - HUD Multifamily Radon Policy - Standards and Certification

Webinar Briefing June 18 - HUD Multifamily Radon Policy - Standards and Certification

Save the Date for a Webinar: June 18th - 2:00 PM EDT

On February 4, 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that significant steps would be taken towards eliminating radon exposure in renter-occupied homes by issuing two new policies that will incorporate radon testing and mitigation into HUD programs. These policies are designed to help prevent some of the estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths radon causes in the United States every year.

Your are invited to learn more about one of the new HUD policies by attending the following briefing via Webinar/Conference Call:

Webinar: June 18, 2013 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT

HUD Mortgage Policies: Multifamily Radon Measurement & Mitigation Standards & Certification

HUD: Eliminating Radon Exposure in Renter-Occupied Homes

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has taken significant steps towards eliminating radon exposure in renter-occupied homes by issuing two new policies that will incorporate radon testing and mitigation into HUD programs to help prevent some of the estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths radon causes in the United States every year.

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing new policy requires radon testing and, if applicable, mitigation for most new FHA-insured construction, conversion and substantial rehabilitation projects, as well as most FHA-insured refinance transactions. Radon testing and mitigation is not required for refinance projects located in low risk areas, or if a certified Radon Professional determines that radon risk is sufficiently low for the project.

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.

HUD Healthy Homes Conference Presentations Now Available

HUD Healthy Homes Conference Presentations Now Available

The presentations from the 2008 National Healthy Homes Conference: Building a Framework for Healthy Housing are now available on line at www.hud.gov/offices/lead/NHHC/index.cfm.