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One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

Getting It Done: Advancing State Level Healthy Housing Policy Through Effective Multi-Sector Collaboration

David D. Fukuzawa

The Kresge Foundation


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

The connection between the health and dwelling of the population is the most important one that exists

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

“Connections between health & housing for low income people need to be intentional. This doesn’t happen by serendipity.”

Michael Rubinger, LISC

WSJ, January 13, 2013 on the $100 MM Healthy Futures Fund, with financing from Morgan Stanley


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

  • One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy & safety hazard

  • National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH 2009)


Advancing safe healthy housing initiative

Advancing Safe & Healthy Housing Initiative

Houses

Housing

communities


Ashhi sites

ASHHI Sites


Building the healthy housing toolkit

Building the healthy housing toolkit

Tools

Health impact assessments (HIAs)

Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs)

Healthy development toolkits

PolicyLink-

ChangeLab Solutions


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

More slides to follow here on specific resources for local, regional policy


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

The California Healthy Housing Coalition

Membership Includes:

  • Housing rights and social justice organizations;

  • Health care and public health advocacy groups;

  • County and municipal healthy housing programs and building inspectors;

  • Indoor air quality experts


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

The California Healthy Housing Coalition

  • Goals and Principles:

    • Provide resources, expertise, and advocacy for statewide policies to promote and protect healthy housing

    • Particular emphasis on low income and communities of color, children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations


Building trust and common priorities

Building Trust and Common Priorities

2009

  • Local meetings

  • State symposium

    2010

  • Formational Meeting

  • Provisions Steering Committee

  • Policy Workgroups

    2011

  • Annual Meeting – Adoption of Coalition Guidelines

Further details about the formation of the coalition can be found:

www.nchh.org/Policy/Policy-Projects/Healthy-Housing-in-California.aspx

http://www.nchh.org/Portals/0/Contents/CA_Symposia_Report_Aug_2009.pdf


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

Themes

Human Rights

  • Local code enforcement

  • Statewide codes and legislation

  • Accountability

  • Housing needs to be green, healthy AND affordable

  • Research (data collection and health outcomes)

  • Building political will

Civil Rights

Health Disparities

Urban, suburban, rural


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

State Policy Agenda

  • Address substandard housing

  • Increase access to green, healthy, and affordable housing

  • Establish evidence-based healthy housing indicators


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

SB 488

Signed by Governor Brown

August 12, 2013

How did we do it?


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

Story of Students in San Diego

  • Identified a problem (fall 2011):

  • California Health and Safety Code 17920.3(12):

  • Infestation of insects, vermin, or rodents as

  • determined by a health officer

  • Got local media attention

  • Developed a solution

  • Talked with some stakeholders

  • Pitched a bill with a local representative in Sacramento (winter 2012)

…but they didn’t get any traction


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

A “Simple” Fix


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

What We Got

  • Infestation of insects, vermin, or rodents as determined by a health officer or, if an agreement does not exist with an agency that has a health officer, the infestation can be determined by a code enforcement officer, as defined in Section 829.5 of the Penal Code, upon successful completion of a course of study in the appropriate subject matter as determined by the local jurisdiction.


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

Key Lessons

  • Multi-Sector Partnerships

    • Buy-in from key stakeholders

    • Broad base of support

  • Politically Feasible Solution

    • No costs, no new rules

  • Early Coalition Building


One out of three metro area homes has at least one healthy safety hazard

What’s Next for CHHC?


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