Tag: substandard housing


Building Healthy Homes and Healthy Lives

Habitat Family Selection Criteria: Addressing the connection between health and housing. From Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County Executive Director John Moon. Without a safe, decent, affordable home it’s difficult access what so many of us take for granted.  Healthcare and education are usually the first to suffer if aRead More

The challenges of keeping a family healthy in unhealthy housing

As an agricultural worker, Julio Ortiz makes barely enough to support his family. And he only gets paid for the days he works. A few stormy days, or a case of the flu could be a financial disaster. His job doesn’t offer health insurance, and he can’t afford it onRead More