HUD awards $3.3 M in research grants on reducing housing-related health hazards

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $3.3 M in research cooperative agreements to develop and improve methods for the identification and control of key residential health hazards and to improve the implementation of policies that address these hazards.  Key hazards to be addressed include pest infestation and mold which  can trigger asthma and other illnesses, poor indoor air quality such as exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and other contaminants, and injury hazards. The five universities being awarded FY 2016 Healthy Homes Technical  Studies grants, as described in the news release at < the Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Columbia University, the University of Tulsa, and Eastern Virginia Medical School.  Their project summaries are at .

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