HUD Receives Radon Life Saver Award
The inaugural Radon Life Saver Award for Outstanding Effort to Reduce Radon Risks to Public Health was presented to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on July 15, 2013 in recognition of their policies to advance radon testing and mitigation in federally assisted housing. The Award is given by the Federal Radon Action Plan workgroup to individual and/or group members. HUD was recognized for their Multifamily Housing Radon Notice and its companion letter to holders of FHA-insured multifamily housing mortgages, as well as their work with AARST to educate staff, lenders, industries and states on the risks of radon. The Notice requires that radon testing be part of the environmental report for these assistance programs and is a significant step forward in protecting residents in public housing from radon.