California Healthy Housing Coalition (CHHC)
Coalition ActivitiesThe Coalition has three work groups: Code Enforcement, Healthy Homes Indicators, and Green, Healthy, Affordable Housing.
Code EnforcementThe Code Enforcement Work Group is currently involved in policy and education activities related to pest infestation, limiting the use of sprayed pesticides at home and clarifying the legal definitions of infestation. We welcome participation from anyone interested in addressing these and other housing-related health issues using the companion approaches of educational outreach and development of best practices.
Healthy Homes Indicators
The Healthy Homes Indicators Work Group is charged with identifying successful strategies for improving the healthfulness of housing, and clarifying indications that success has occurred. To see some of the work group’s resources, click on the “resources” link below.
Green, Healthy and Affordable HousingCA Healthy Housing Coalition members believe housing should be developed, sited, built and maintained in a manner that is environmentally friendly, healthy and affordable for owners and occupants alike. Weatherization programs, the new CA Green Building Code, activists, builders and local governments all have an opportunity to ensure housing meets these criteria. The Green, Healthy and Affordable Work Group is engaged in educational activities to help us determine successful strategies for achieving green, affordable, healthy housing in California communities.
How to Join CHHC
To join the Coalition, learn more about its activities, or get involved on a Work Group, contact
You can also download an application here and send it in by email or fax as instructed on the form. * Once we receive your application, you will be added to the CHHC listserve, which will inform you about upcoming meetings and activities.
*There is no cost for organizations or individuals to become members. Only representatives of organizations or agencies have voting privileges. A single organization can only cast one vote on any given ballot.
California Breathing hosted a state-wide symposium in June 2009, titled Healthy Housing in California: Reducing the Burden of Asthma and Other Health Impacts. As we were planning for the Symposium, we heard from healthy housing colleagues at the Healthy Homes Collaborative (HHC) and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) that they were organizing five local Healthy Homes Summits throughout California under a grant from The California Endowment. We joined forces. As a result, the local summits encouraged participation in the state-wide event by people who might otherwise not have known about it, and the state-wide symposium provided a vehicle for strategy sessions among a broad and diverse group of attendees. The biggest single outcome of these sessions was the formation of the California Healthy Housing Coalition (CHHC) in February 2010.