ICF’s multidisciplinary community development teams offer technical expertise in the diverse, interdisciplinary aspects of healthy homes, such as indoor air quality, moisture management, safe pest control, and reducing occupant exposure to toxins and other hazards.
The assistance and guidance we provide to healthy homes clients includes:
- Help increasing the reach and impact of U.S. federal grant programs that support healthy homes, enabling state and local grantees to reach more families and agencies to more effectively implement programs and measure results.
- Assistance to state and local agencies in adapting housing finance programs to address health hazards, including lead-based paint, during construction or rehabilitation
- Training for local program staff on Federal Lead Safe Housing Rule requirements and ways to strengthen community enforcement
ICF helps clients ensure that healthy homes practices, such as improved air quality, contribute to overall community benefits, including reduced healthcare costs, increased school and work attendance, and improved quality of life.
ICF also facilitates the sharing of strategies and best practices in the emerging area of healthy communities. We support clients with outreach and education materials, case studies, and written technical materials.