April 22, 2012

Earth Day 2012

Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. When you think about Earth Day, do you think about environmental issues such as pollution? Well do you know there are simple steps that you can […]

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March 19, 2012

HUD marks the 50th Anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week

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Our guest blogger today is Loyedi Marie Waite, Marketing and Outreach Specialist, HUD’s Office Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control March 18-24, 2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW).  The key goal of NPPW is to create national awareness about the risk of injury or death due to poisoning.  From unintentional […]

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March 16, 2012

Spring is in the Air

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Spring has arrived, and even if it is a little early I doubt anyone will be complaining!  Now is a good time to do some routine maintenance on your house: Check your roofing and shingles for any damage from ice or snow Replace the batteries in your smoke detector Clean your gutters Replace the filters […]

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October 6, 2011

Lead-Based Paint and Discrimination Against Families With Children

Today’s guest blogger is Arlene Halfon, a program analyst in the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity and the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control will soon issue an updated notice dealing with the nexus of lead-based paint and familial status discrimination, and I’d […]

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