created Feb 21, 2013
updated Mar 10, 2015
The New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program (NYS HNP) is a healthy homes program that seeks to reduce the burden of housing-related illness and injury. Local health departments (LHDs) are funded to implement the program in selected, high-risk target areas. A surveyor assesses conditions in each home and provides interventions and guidance to address identified hazards. A quarter of homes receive an optional follow-up visit (revisit). The dataset includes information about dwelling characteristics, primary respondent demographics and the presence/absence of 42 specific housing conditions for dwellings visited by each LHD. For more information, check out: http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/indoors/healthy_neighborhoods/.