A child’s housing conditions can seriously affect the child’s health. Molds, insects, and poor ventilation are just some of the housing conditions that can make a sick child sicker.If a child has a chronic health problem, questions about the child's living conditions may reveal relevant information.
Families in rental housing have the right to safe and habitable housing conditions. An attorney can help enforce a family’s right to habitable housing. If a child’s health is affected by poor housing conditions, the family should be referred to the Medical-Legal Partnership legal team.
This powerpoint provides more information about the rights of tenants and provides information about housing resources in the Durham community.