Bring GHHI to your city

Interest in Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is growing rapidly as elected officials, policymakers, nonprofits and community leaders recognize its enormous potential to create positive change. The model harnesses city leaders’ desires to address broad problems holistically and provides the platform needed to tear down bureaucratic boundaries that preclude implementation of smarter, more efficient and more effective solutions.

The official GHHI Designation will be awarded to cities, counties and states that implement standards and practices to support re-management of housing intervention programs and funds and take concrete steps to incorporate the GHHI model. The designation incentivizes integrative, holistic approaches to housing interventions, rewards innovative leaders and ultimately results in more green, safe and healthy homes and communities across the country that can inform changes to national, state and local housing intervention standards and funding programs.

Reasons for Implementing GHHI

The GHHI model of aligning, braiding and coordinating healthy homes related services provides benefits at both the system and the family level:

  • The GHHI model’s coordinated approach saves time and money because it promotes less overlap of assessments, labor and materials.
  • The GHHI model uses a single application for families to use to find and access the home intervention services that they need, thus reducing the burden on the family and leading to increase efficiency and streamlined data sharing for service providers.
  • Once a family’s application is approved, a comprehensively trained assessor visits the home to triage the need and identify the services that should be provided, setting the family on an immediate path to a safer home and more equitable community.
  • The GHHI model is drawing increased interest from philanthropic and private market sectors because it consistently demonstrates proven returns in energy savings and social, economic and health outcomes for children and families.

Become a GHHI site

If you are interested in becoming a designated GHHI site, please contact Wes Stewart at 410-534-6447. We will work with you to understand your goals and needs and will work with you to complete a designation application. Once your application is approved by the GHHI President & CEO and senior staff, you will be assigned a Technical Assistance Specialist, who will be responsible for managing the steps needed to implement the GHHI model in your community.

See if GHHI has a location in your city.

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is implementing a cost-effective and integrated approach to housing interventions. See how.