About the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity with the vision of advancing the social determinants of health and racial equity through healthy housing. With an emphasis on black and brown communities, GHHI delivers improved health, economic and social outcomes. GHHI supports housing, environmental health, and energy efficiency services for families in communities around the country, as well as conducting direct services in Maryland. GHHI’s delivery model is based on its data-driven philosophy that public and private social investments are optimized and social program outcomes are maximized when the energy, health, and safety needs of an occupied home are addressed comprehensively, efficiently, and simultaneously. GHHI’s employees are all expected to work by the organization’s operating values of assuming good intent, operate with transparency, deliver on time with excellence, and ensure racial equity and diversity are part of all policies, practices, and actions.
Addressing the Social Determinants of Health and Racial Equity Through Healthy Housing.
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative is dedicated to addressing the social determinants of health and the advancement of racial and health equity through the creation of healthy, safe and energy efficient homes. By delivering a standard of excellence in its work, GHHI aims to eradicate the negative health impacts of unhealthy housing and unjust policies for children, seniors, and families to ensure better health, economic and social outcomes for low-income communities of color.
GHHI effectively integrates funding from private and public sources to deliver results for low-income residents.
- Government innovation in service delivery and cost savings
- Measurable improvements in health, economic and social outcomes for children and families
- Development of community-based green jobs and social enterprise
- Healthy, safe, stable, and affordable homes
- Increased family economic security including wealth retention and reduced family displacement.
Chief Financial Officer
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative™ (GHHI) is an innovative model designed to create healthy, energy-efficient homes for low-income residents while driving down healthcare and energy costs to taxpayers. GHHI has launched in 16 cities across the nation and is expanding aggressively to meet the growing demand for its model and services. GHHI collaborates with government agencies, philanthropy, and community service providers to implement an efficient process from application intake all the way through the housing intervention process. GHHI’s delivery model is based on its data-driven philosophy that public and private social investments are optimized and social program outcomes are maximized when the energy, health and safety needs of an occupied home are addressed comprehensively, efficiently and simultaneously. GHHI employs 50 people and manages a $15M annual budget with multiple funding sources, including federal, state and local agencies. Continue »
Energy Auditor-Healthy Homes Assessor
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative seeks an Energy Auditor-Healthy Homes Assessor professional to perform energy audits, environmental assessments and housing inspections of residential homes in the Baltimore region. This key position aims to help the organization reduce energy loss and home-based environmental health hazards in the homes of clients. The goal of GHHI is to utilize a single stream housing assessment and intervention model to create safe homes for children, families and older adults that are free of lead hazards, asthma triggers, and safety hazards, and that are weatherized and energy efficient. Join a team that is making a difference in the lives of families and seniors! Continue »
Environmental Health Educator
GHHI’s Maryland Programs Department has a proven track record of delivering the highest quality of support, education, and advocacy for families most vulnerable to and effected by unhealthy and inefficient housing. The Environmental Health Educator position will work primarily with low income families with young children who need lead poisoning, asthma, healthy homes and energy efficiency services by providing prevention education, helping families to access GHHI’s prevention resources, assisting clients in navigating other housing services programs, and in developing client action plans to prevent asthma episodes, lead poisoning and household injuries. The Environmental Health Educator conducts home visits with families throughout the Baltimore Metro region as well as providing community trainings. GHHI believes that direct one-on-one education and home prevention education training coupled with coordinated housing intervention services is the most effective way to empower and support families who are addressing issues such as asthma triggers, lead hazards, household injury risks and high energy costs. Continue »
Environmental Health Educator – Prince George’s County
GHHI’s Maryland Programs Department has a proven track record of delivering the highest quality of support, education, and advocacy for families most vulnerable to and effected by unhealthy and energy inefficient housing. The Environmental Health Educator – Prince George’s County position will work primarily with low income families with young children with asthma who need asthma, healthy homes and energy efficiency services by providing prevention education, helping families to access GHHI’s prevention resources, assisting clients in accessing other housing services programs, and in developing client action plans to prevent asthma episodes, lead poisoning and household injuries. The Environmental Health Educator conducts community trainings and home visits with families primarily in Prince George’s County and throughout the Metro region. GHHI believes that direct one-on-one education and home prevention education training coupled with coordinated housing intervention services is the most effective way to empower and support families who are addressing issues such as asthma triggers, lead hazards, household injury risks and high energy costs. Continue »
The Evaluation Coordinator will act as a key member of the Data, Evaluation, & Learning Department, working in partnership with the Data & Evaluation Manager and the Vice President of Data, Evaluation & Learning. As an integral component of the organizational mission to create a data culture, the Evaluation Coordinator will work to operationalize evaluation plans by assisting in the design and development of data management planning, data system build-out, and ongoing data modification support. The Evaluation Coordinator will work with the direct services team in Baltimore as well as with organizations and projects across the country to improve health outcomes for families and children. It is crucial that the candidate be agile and able to shift priorities based on need. Continue »
Hazard Reduction Worker
GHHI seeks a full-time Hazard Reduction Worker to conduct lead hazard reduction, healthy homes, weatherization and housing rehabilitation interventions, and safety hazard remediation in its Baltimore office for GHHI’s Maryland Housing Intervention Services Program. The position will help reduce home-based environmental health hazards and energy loss to create safe and energy-efficient homes for low-income children, older adults, and their families. Join our team and make a difference in the lives of children and seniors! Continue »
Policy Director for Climate, Energy & Equity
GHHI seeks a smart, thoughtful, and strategic Policy Director who shares GHHI’s mission to join the Climate, Energy & Equity Team (CEE). The CEE team works with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate GHHI’s work advancing policies and programs that support healthy, energy efficient, and carbon-free housing for all Americans, particularly residents of Black and Brown communities. The Policy Director will collaborate with the CEE team, other teams within GHHI, and external stakeholders to identify opportunities to advance holistic policies and programs at the federal, state, and local levels. Continue »
Program Coordinator (Lancaster, PA)
GHHI seeks a full time Program Coordinator in our Lancaster, Pennsylvania office to perform client relations, contractor scheduling and bidding process, data entry and reporting, client education, program services coordination and administration of client satisfaction surveys. This position involves client contact within the communities that GHHI serves in Lancaster County. Position helps coordinate client lead hazard reduction and healthy housing interventions for GHHI’s direct services for the Lead Free Families Program in Lancaster County. The position works with the project team to coordinate housing intervention and educational services in low income homes in order to prevent childhood lead poisoning and improve health and educational outcomes for children. Continue »
Public Policy and Research Intern
Public Policy and Research Intern will help advance key public policy goals including incorporating Medicaid into preventive housing interventions, assist in drafting policies on green and healthy housing standards, support the organization’s focus on the health and societal impacts of energy efficiency and weatherization, and support advocacy strategies to further GHHI’s mission. Continue »
Senior Policy Analyst
GHHI seeks a full time Senior Policy Analyst to serve in a dynamic State and Local Strategic Service team supporting cities, counties and states across the country to advance the innovative GHI model and create cross sector systems change to improve health and safety conditions in housing. The team’s activities include direct service and technical assistance to advance lead poisoning prevention services, policies and best practices in jurisdictions across the country and fundraising and legislation to more effectively match investment to the scale of the nation’s lead problem. This position will play a key role in supporting the development of asset and gap analysis, toolkits, collaborations and policy recommendations at the local, state and national level. Continue »