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Person: Sharon Hyde

Sharon Hyde serves as the Memphis-Shelby County, Tennessee, Housing Program Manager.  She works with local partners to align, braid and coordinate home interventions to make homes healthy, safe and sustainable. Sharon is a lifelong resident of Memphis and has worked most recently in the lead and healthy housing field as Shelby County Housing’s Program Manager … Continued

Job: 2018 Social Innovation Internship

2018 Social Innovation Internship About the organization and the role The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization operating nationally with the mission of breaking the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy families by creating and advocating for healthy, safe and energy efficient homes. To advance this mission, GHHI has undertaken … Continued

Publication: Lessons Learned: Asthma Healthy Homes Pilots

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative is a leading nonprofit, technical assistance provider for asthma and healthy homes programs across the country. An important component of our technical assistance capacity includes designing and implementing asthma home visiting models that include the assessment and remediation of home-based asthma triggers. In many of our projects, we help local … Continued

Post: Eliminating the Toxic Legacy of Lead in New Jersey

Lead exposure, and the lifelong effects associated with it, continue to impact New Jersey’s diverse and vibrant communities, disproportionately impacting the state’s communities of color. In 2016, over 4,800 New Jersey children had elevated blood lead levels. Lead poisoning is an entirely preventable childhood environmental illness, which causes changes in the structure and function of … Continued

Publication: Preventing Falls with Healthy Homes

Falls are among the most significant sources of morbidity and mortality in the older adult population and can impact their ability to age-in-place.  Given the tremendous burden on our healthcare system totaling about $31 billion annually, there has been a push to find ways to prevent falls among older adults.  Some efforts to prevent falls … Continued

Post: GHHI’s Housing Interventions Help to Improve Mental Health

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) has worked for over 30 years to improve the housing conditions of low-income households around the country.  Through our direct services programs, advocacy, and policy development, we have worked to protect children and families from harmful health hazards that may be present in their homes, many of which … Continued

Post: Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Celebrates National Energy Efficiency Day

Today, in concert with numerous advocates and cities around the country, we celebrate National Energy Efficiency Day.  A concept that began as a strategy to mitigate the effects of climate change, energy efficiency is the practice of reducing the amount of energy resources required to provide products and services. To reduce carbon emissions, individuals, communities, … Continued