Best Practices to Resolve Impairment in Housing
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development have worked together with many experts in various areas of housing and environmental health to develop a manual which incorporates all Best Practices in housing. The original manual was written in 1976, reprinted in 1988, and updated and revised in 2006. It is entitled Healthy Housing Reference Manual (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Housing, and Urban Development, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia, 2006). (See endnote 14.) It can be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by calling 1-800-CDC-INFO. It is current and easily usable. Obtain and utilize this document as needed.
The section below on “Specific Environmental Problems” will discuss the housing impairment problems and then reference will be made to indicate where in this publication the reader can find in-depth discussions as well as Best Practices.