HomeFree Affordable Housing Initiative


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Healthy Building Network Engages with Affordable Housing


Healthy Building Network is excited to partner with leaders in the affordable housing sector that are improving the health of families and workers by specifying healthier building products.  Though all people are impacted, low-wealth communities are disproportionately exposed to chemicals hazards on the job, in their neighborhoods, and within the home. We spend up to 90 percent of our time indoors.

Today’s buildings can contain many different chemicals of concern. From lead poisoning to asthma, our building materials can impact our health as much as the food we eat, the water we drink or the air we breathe.  

For more information, click on the links below:

             Aeon, Minneapolis, MN

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HomeFree is HBN’s online resource supporting affordable housing leaders who are advancing human health through the use of healthier building materials, while enhancing building performance.





Healthy Affordable Materials Project 
The Healthy Affordable Materials Project is a national initiative led by Healthy Building Network, Parsons School of Design, Health Product Declaration Collaborative, and Green Science Policy Institute, and funded by The JPB Foundation

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Make Room

Enterprise Community partners "Make Room" is a campaign to end the rental housing crisis in America.  Find general information about affordable housing issues here.

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