Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduce Healthy Housing Council Act of 2011


Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduced the legislation, which would create the first Council on Healthy Housing—bringing together Federal, State, and local government representatives, as well as industry and non-profit representatives. The bill aims to promote coordination and collaboration among the Federal departments and agencies involved with housing, public health, energy efficiency, emergency preparedness and response and the environment. The bill would improve services for families and individuals residing in inadequate or unsafe housing and to make recommendations about needed changes in programs and services.  Read more>

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