Stable and Healthy Housing

Advance comprehensive policies on housing quality, affordability and tenant protections.

Housing quality directly impacts asthma. Environmental asthma triggers like mold and pest infestations are commonly found in substandard housing. Rental housing is more likely to be substandard and these conditions are more likely to be experienced by the same low-income communities and communities of color disproportionately impacted by asthma.

Housing quality is just one essential component of housing stability. Housing is stable when tenants are protected from excessive rent increases or eviction. Housing is stable when homes are safe and well maintained. Housing is stable when housing costs are affordable. This stability is the foundation for healthy and equitable communities. RAMP simultaneously advances our efforts to improve housing quality and collaborates with others to advance the broad and comprehensive goal of housing stability.

Intended outcomes include:

  • State policies hold landlords accountable for providing safe and healthy housing.
  • Financial structures and policies distribute housing-related resources to comprehensively promote healthy housing and reduce health disparities.
  • State policies advance a comprehensive approach to housing instability with health equity as a unifying concept.
  • Policies, programs and investments related to climate resilience and housing maximize co-benefits for people with asthma.