October: Healthy Housing News

 

Policy & Legislation

  • The Environmental Defense Fund has designed a tool to track down federal actions regarding lead poisoning prevention. Not only does it show that sound policy helps reduce children's exposure to lead but it will help people find policies with ease. View Interactive Tool
  • The CDC’s Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services is currently recruiting a Chief for its Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. The position plans, directs and supervises scientific and programmatic activities and staff related to childhood lead poisoning prevention. Apply Now         

State & Local

  • It's hard to believe anything positive could come from Hurricane Katrina, but 11 years later, a researcher says the storm is making a difference by lowering the level of lead found in the soil.
  • Scientists at the University of Michigan say they have developed a new lead  paint test designed to provide “more clear and accurate results than its  counterparts.”
  • Several Indiana residents recently learned that much of the soil outside their homes contained staggering levels of lead, one of the worst threats to children’s health. Read More

Pay for Success

  • BlackRock has launched the BlackRock Impact Bond Fund (‘the Fund’), a mutual fund that aims to generate competitive financial returns while investing in measurable social and environmental outcomes. The Fund will trade under the ticker BIIIX. Learn More
  • The Urban Institute created a brief to help Pay For Success project partners understand the risks investors perceive when entering into Pay For Success contracts. Learn More

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