The Interagency Task Force on Healthy Homes was established by
HB 2842 in the 2021 Legislative Session.
Final Report from the Interagency Task Force on Healthy Homes The Interagency Task Force on Healthy Homes (Task Force) met on six occasions between September 8, 2022, and December 15, 2022, to create this final report that was presented to the Governor, Legislature and Environmental Justice Council. The key findings of the Task Force are included in this report, along with recommendations for legislation to reduce barriers and expand program access and benefits, as required by the legislation. OHA’s Public Health Division provided administrative support to the Task Force.
Download the Final Report from the Interagency Task Force on Healthy Homes
Task Force Member List
- Up to nine members appointed by the Governor from among the following groups:
- Eligible entities likely to participate in the Healthy Homes Program;
- Individuals with lived or professional experience germane to the Healthy Homes Program; and
- Individuals with expertise and experience in performing home improvement work.
- The Director of the Oregon Health Authority or the director's designee.
- The Director of the Housing and Community Services Department or the director's designee.
- The Director of the Department of Environmental Quality or the director's designee.
- The Director of the State Department of Energy or the director's designee.
- The Director of the Department of Land Conservation and Development or the director's designee.
- The Director of Human Services, or a designee of the director who is an individual with expertise in developmental disability services.
Task Force Intended Purpose
- Develop tools to compile and collect comprehensive information on services, programs and other resources related to housing and home-related health in this state;
- Share data, metrics and strategies for the deployment of programs to improve home-related health; and
- Determine how best to leverage funds across programs and agencies to maximize success and improved outcomes.
Task Force Actions
- Identify barriers to the deployment and success of programs to improve the health and safety of homes;
- Identify potential solutions to identified barriers;
- Identify new measures to improve the health and safety of homes; and
- Determine the extent to which renters are able to take advantage of health and safety upgrades to homes.
- Submit a report to the legislature by September 15, 2022 including:
- Data and metrics associated with program deployment, including demographics, geographic access and health and housing outcomes;
- Identification of barriers to program deployment and success, and solutions to those barriers; and
- Recommendations for legislation to reduce barriers or expand program access and benefits.
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