September 3, 2020 - General

THHN At-a-Glance: 2018 – 2019

Click here to see highlights of our recent work: THHN AT-A-GLANCE 2018-2020

January 30, 2020 - General

Mold Policy Guide for Tribal Governments

Policy Approaches to Mold Prevention, Assessment and Abatement: State, Local and Tribal Examples for Tribal Government Consideration

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This briefing paper summarizes policy approaches to mold prevention, assessment and remediation and is intended to be a resource for tribes working to prevent and/or address mold in homes, workplaces, and other tribal buildings. Two tribal policy examples are provided, as well as numerous policies adopted by state and local governments. Many of these codes include useful guidelines, technical standards and evidence-based approaches that could be modified and adapted by tribes to suit their specific needs and priorities. Reviewing these model codes may provide a starting point for tribes considering policy approaches to mold. Additionally, conversations with different tribal departments may yield insights into the “fit” of different policy levers. Consider inviting members of your Board or Council, Housing Authority board members, Housing Department management, Housing maintenance staff, Resident Services staff or your Planning team to the table. Facility maintenance management and staff, inspectors, and workplace safety crew would be useful as well. Environmental, Air Quality, Public health and Tribal Clinic staff may be not only interested, but may also lead the collaboration necessary to develop mold policy.     


April 25, 2018 - General

Best Practices for Prevention of Mold and Water Damage in Tribal Housing: A 5-Part Video Training for Tribal Housing Professionals

The Tribal Healthy Homes Network, in partnership with the Tulalip Tribes and HUD’s NW Office of Native American Programs, is pleased to bring you this five-part video series with award-winning building science professionals. Our trainers include Tom Balderston (Green Builder, Designer and Contractor) and THHN’s Technical Advisor, Aileen Gagney (Architect, General Contractor and Healthy Homes Professional).

In this five-part video series, the three hour training covers general building science, followed by a deep dive into prevention strategies for crawlspace, walls and house interior, and attic and roof. Best practices covered in the videos include flashing, insulation, ventilation, and air sealing, assessment, and containment. Through this training, participants will be better equipped to:

  • Prevent water damage and subsequent mold
  • Improve durability of housing units
  • Increase resident comfort and health conditions
  • Reduce rehabilitation costs
  • Reduce resident’s utility costs
  • Decrease repair workload through preventative maintenance


Watch the 5 part series here: 

Module 1: The Basics of Building Science
Module 2: Crawl Space
Module 3: Inside the House
Module 4: Attics and Roofs
Module 5: Prevention Best Practices 

 

January 25, 2018 - General

THHN 2018 Calendar – Healthy Homes Checklist

2018 Calendar

Houses often contain invisible, hidden and odorless hazards. For example, radon, an odorless gas, is the second-leading cause of lung cancer. Mold, often hidden, can cause allergies, asthma attacks and frequent infections. Lead, an unseen component of house dust, affects the intelligence learning ability and behavior of children. Carbon monoxide, an odorless gas produced by combustion appliances, can kill. what we bring into and use in our houses can also bring dangerous gases and fumes. Examples include burning wet wood, cleaning with strong store-bought products or storing points and solvents inside the home.

Download the calendar here:  Renters Healthy Home Calendar - Final