August 24, 2016
Healthy Housing News
Policy & Legislation
The CDC has issued a list of Hi-5 (Health Impact in 5 Years) interventions—including financial supports for low income homeowners to ensure safe and habitable homes— that can improve community health within 5 years.
State & Local
The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice released its investigation of the Baltimore Police Department. Within the report the burden of lead poisoning disproportionally affecting poor, African-American communities is addressed, noting that Baltimore has nearly three times the national rate of lead poisoning among children.
L.L. Bean recalled children's water bottles due to lead content. The Freeport-based outfitter L.L. Bean is offering a full refund on the 6,700 bottles that were sold.
Pay for Success
Up to $2.8 million more is available from Obama Administration for Pay for Success (PFS) feasibility projects through the U.S. Department of Education. The new grant competition is a PFS Feasibility Pilot opportunity for state, local and tribal governments to explore how to use Pay for Success to expand access to proven programs. Learn more.
The federal Corporation for National and Community Service and the Veterans Administration will award a grant of up to $3.0MM to a grantee to serve as an outcomes payor in a Pay for Success project, to achieve positive outcomes for veterans struggling with PTSD and employment issues. Application deadline: 9/14/16
The Social Finance global network has launched its first white paper on the state of the social impact bond market, or Pay for Success projects.
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