Healthy Homes Action Needed

Thanks to you the Healthy Homes and Communities legislation (HF 1445/SF 1272) is in the House and Senate omnibus appropriations bills.  A conference committee of House and Senate members will meet soon to negotiate a final bill.  They will need to hear from supporters over their break.

Key legislators to contact now are:  Sens. Cohen & Lourey,  Reps. Huntley & Carlson – ask that they fully fund the Healthy Homes & Communities bill because of the difference you have seen it make in the lives of children, families and communities.  Feel free to share a story.

Thank the chief authors of the bill Sen. Jeff Hayden and Rep. Karen Clark for their hard work to make our homes and communities healthier.

Senators can be contacted through this link:  www.senate.mn  House members  can be contacted through www.house.mn

HF 1445/ SF 1272 will:

  • create public health capacity to address housing-based health threats such as lead, radon, and environmental asthma triggers by funding an education/training program,
  • provide grants to local public health agencies, CAP agencies and non profit organizations to reduce hazards in homes, and
  • secure resources for MDH to coordinate agencies/programs, evaluate outcomes, and provide technical assistance.

Feel free to share this information with your networks and colleagues.  Please contact Jodi Nelson jodi.nelson@state.mn.us with any questions.

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