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Publication: Cutting through the Smog

For decades, millions of Maryland residents, particularly those residing in and around Baltimore, have lived with poor air quality, leading to countless missed days of work and school, high rates of childhood asthma and emergency room visits, as well as premature death. Baltimore’s air pollution levels have consistently violated federal air quality standards under the Clean Air Act. Though the state is moving toward attainment, it will need to continue to demonstrate compliance with the federal standard. Reducing building equipment pollution is one way to ensure Maryland maintains safe ozone levels.

Press Release: GHHI Awarded $100,000 EPA Grant to Advance Climate Change Education in Maryland

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is one of only 33 organizations to be awarded funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Education Grants Program. GHHI’s $100,000 grant will support efforts to educate Marylanders about climate change, actions that can be taken to reduce a household’s greenhouse gas emissions, and resources to assist with climate action. The GHHI project funded by this grant will focus on grassroots, cross-sector advocacy to advance healthy, climate change-resilient housing in the state.

Publication: Charting a Pathway to Maryland’s Equitable Clean Energy Future

Recent unique and unparalleled streams of federal funding, including the Inflation Reduction Act, offer an opportunity for Maryland to kickstart an innovative program to upgrade, repair, and electrify Maryland’s low-income homes simultaneously. This funding, combined with other federal and state sources, presents $2 billion in funding opportunities for whole-home repairs in Maryland. Utilizing these funds to upgrade low-income homes
is just one important step to invest in environmental and social justice (ESJ) communities that have been
historically underserved and overburdened.

Press Release: GHHI awarded $750,000 by Congress to improve health, housing, and energy equity for families in Baltimore

“The congressional funding represents a tangible and transformative commitment to GHHI’s national model for holistic, healthy, and climate-friendly housing, addressing the root causes of health and racial disparities arising from housing-related asthma, lead poisoning, injury, and energy inefficiency for low-income Baltimore residents,” said Ruth Ann Norton, GHHI President and CEO.