Proactively Addressing Substandard Housing: A Working Group Meeting

Given the holidays and intense political season related to a range of issues we are going to reschedule Tuesday’s General PASH meeting. The next meeting will occur at the beginning of the new year.  

Our consulting firm, Thinkinc., will then release the findings from the extensive outreach we have been conducting over the past several months with key stakeholder groups.  We will also offer key recommendations to address some of the concerns/issues that have been raised from these meetings. 

We are excited about the feedback that we have received and look forward to sharing with you the next steps for creating a Chicago Healthy Homes Check Up campaign strategy. 

If you have any questions or concerns please call me, Adam Avrushin, at 773-508-8053.   

May you have Happy Holidays and see you in the New Year!

Proactively Addressing Substandard Housing (PASH) Working Group Update

In April 2017, PASH convened its first bi-monthly meeting to bring community stakeholders together to (1) examine ways to promote a health-focused approach to home inspections in Chicago’s municipal code, (2) develop specific recommendations for policy makers, and (3) build an advocacy plan that promotes the PASH recommendations for a proactive health-based home inspection model in Chicago. Read more on IL healthy housing For more information on US healthy housing follow the link provided.‌

PASH participants include community members, public health professionals, legal and policy advocates, researchers, and government officials.  

Please join us in building a community agenda for promoting a health-based home inspection model in Chicago. All Chicagoans, particularly vulnerable children, need housing that does not Threaten their long-term health via lead-contaminated paint or water, mold, pests, among others.

Be involved in the solution to strengthen our community.


Next Meeting Date


Loyola University Chicago

Lewis Tower, Regents Hall (16th Floor)

111 East Pearson, Chicago IL, 60611
3 PM - 4:30 PM

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For more information, please email Adam Avrushin at