By: Carly Morrison, Spring 2018 HeLP Legal Services Clinic Intern
What is unhealthy housing?
Unhealthy housing is related to exposure to toxins and other environmental factors. The CDC has defined unhealthy housing as the presence of any characteristics that might negatively affect the health of its occupants, including evidence of rodents, water leaks, peeling paint in homes built before 1978, the absence of a working smoke detector, and poor air quality from mold or radon.
Why is unhealthy housing a problem for children?