Hosted by NLC and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

All Americans, and particularly vulnerable children, deserve healthy and hazard-free housing in order to thrive and reach their full potential. However, older housing stock containing lead, inadequate maintenance, and the toxic remnants of industrialization pose significant health threats in many cities. 

The National League of Cities’ (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) is hosting its “Healthy Homes Workshop” on March 14 in partnership with HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH).  

This in-person workshop will bring city practitioners together in Atlanta for a one-day gathering to offer insights, information, and resources to identify and control lead and other housing hazards, along with initial planning to support city leaders. 

Changes in city policies, programs and practices that leverage all available partners and assets within municipal agencies and multi-sector stakeholders are urgently needed to ensure that all children and families live in a healthy and hazard-free home, especially during challenging times. 

HUD grants ensure cities receive support and technical assistance as they seek cost-effective ways to address lead hazards in homes. During this workshop, HUD will share more information about their programs and offerings and will provide cities with guidance for the application process. 

HUD is eager to bring on new cities in need of further support in building sustainable city-level programs, policies and tools designed to safeguard healthy housing. We’d love your city’s participation in this upcoming workshop.  

This event is open to municipalities in the southeast region. Registration closes February 24.

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