reply to post by Jeremiah65
Thank you for posting this! I'm new here and wasn't able to start a new thread yet when I saw this article.
When I first read this, plus the lovely PDF entitled "Executive Summary-Advancing Healthy Housing-A Strategy For Action", I was filled with a deep
sense of foreboding.
On the surface, someone who is not suspicious or skeptical might say "Aww, isn't that nice...The government is going to take care of all those poor
folks who can't afford to fix up their houses!".
Personally, I find it disturbing. Here is one paragraph from the PDF. You can find it at the website the OP has linked.
This Strategy provides an initial framework to coordinate federal action for
advancing healthy housing through a comprehensive approach. With additional
research, the goal is to craft a “healthy homes model” that aims to implement
the United States Housing Act goal: “….that our Nation should promote the goal of
providing decent and affordable housing for all citizens through the efforts and
encouragement of Federal, State, and local governments, and by the independent
and collective actions of private citizens, organizations, and the private sector.”
The PDF also says:
"While unhealthy and inadequate housing continue to affect the health of millions
of people from all income levels, geographic areas, and walks of life in the
United States, in some situations, susceptible and vulnerable populations,
such as children, the poor, minorities, individuals with behavioral health
issues, and people with chronic medical conditions
, may be disproportionately
impacted by inadequate housing."
(bold and italics are mine)
I'm sure the self-sustaining elderly is in there as well....
Anyway, I think it's fishy...my opinion.