Share Your Story


Write and Submit a Story

Use your personal experiences with healthy housing to influence policy.

One of the best ways to help policymakers develop a personal commitment to healthy housing is to share with them testimony of how substandard housing issues have directly affected their constituents. Send us your stories of how people you know or work with have been affected by lead, asthma triggers, pests, mold, carbon monoxide, radon, and other causes of injury and illness; and be sure to include pictures.

Here's a video training on how to collect stories.


Outline for Family Stories

Please include a few pictures of your family including your children or other family members affected by hazards in the home.
Your story should be approximately three sections or paragraphs covering the following points:
  • Section1 should be about how health hazards in your home impacted your family.
  • Section 2 should be about how assistance through healthy homes services such as finding and addressing lead, mold, pests, or other hazards and the illness and injuries they cause, helped your family.
  • Section 3 should be why you think continued funding of fixing homes (to eliminate hazards such as lead paint or dust, mold, asthma triggers including pests, carbon monoxide, threats to home safety, and radon) and providing related services is important for your family and families like yours. 
Submit a family story.


Outline for Practitioner Stories

Please include a few pictures of your staff or your location. Your story should be approximately three sections or paragraphs covering the following points:
  • Section 1 should be about how home health hazards impact your community and/or a story of one of your patients/clients and their family. What are the data and need?
  • Section 2 should be about the healthy homes services, lead poisoning prevention, and/or lead hazard control services provided in your community. How have they benefited residents? If you're sharing a story about an individual family, what assistance did you provide, and how did it help them?
  • Section 3 should be why you think continued funding for fixing homes (to eliminate hazards such as lead paint or dust, mold, asthma triggers including pests, carbon monoxide, threats to home safety, and radon) and providing related stories is important for the families you serve.
Submit a practitioner story.


Notice: By sending your story to us, you are authorizing NCHH and the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition to post your story on this page and to use your words for other related advocacy and outreach materials. Your words will always be credited to you, and no personal information that you've shared with NCHH or the coalition will be forwarded to other organizations or companies without your prior consent. 

Your Stories

Periodically, NCHH will post various stories that we've received from people like you who have a story to tell. Visit this page often to view the updates.

Here are a few of the stories we've received so far:

 State Town
  Author 
 Iowa  Independence  Brenda Music
 
 Maryland  Baltimore  Kelleigh Eastman
 
 Ohio
  Grafton  Betty Cantley   
 Rhode Island
  Newport
  Elizabeth Haverington Silvia 
 Rhode Island  Providence  Omar Bah    
 
    
 
      

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