From June 20-23, people from all areas of the housing field will come together in Denver for the National Healthy Homes Conference. Before that meeting, the director of HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes, Jon Gant, took part in a live tweet chat last week with people interested in making housing healthy and safe for everyone.
Homebuilders, physicians, representatives from federal and local housing authorities, community planners and a range of other experts will meet for presentations and sessions that will help ensure healthy housing. The conference will confront issues like finding housing for those with disabilities and how to keep dangerous pests out of homes.
Director Gant provided a short preview of the expertise that will be on display at the Colorado Convention Center next week. He answered some of the more common questions homeowners and tenants have about topics like mold and bed bugs, and provided good advice for making housing safe and healthy.
Last week’s chat was just a preview, though. Visit the Healthy Homes Conference website to find out what’s coming up at the conference, and follow @HUDNews to see Director Gant’s advice from today’s chat and learn more about upcoming HUD events.