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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.

Vision Statement:

Addressing the Social Determinants of Health and Racial Equity Through Healthy Housing.

Mission Statement:

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.

Our Model:

GHHI effectively integrates funding from private and public sources to deliver results for low-income residents.

GHHI Delivers:

  • 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.

Job Openings

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 – 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 »

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 »

Housing Intervention Specialist – Lancaster, PA
GHHI seeks a Housing Intervention Specialist professional to coordinate housing inspections and housing interventions by private contractors to remediate lead and healthy homes hazards in residential homes in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where young children reside. This key position aims to reduce lead poisoning, household injury and exposure to other home-based environmental health hazards in the homes of Lead Free Families Program clients. GHHI’s Housing Intervention Specialist will provide on-site and field support for the implementation of the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Lead Free Families Program with the support of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) Housing Intervention Manager and other Program staff. The Housing Intervention Specialist will be responsible for supporting the meeting of project benchmarks and deliverables, and assisting with tracking and managing program progress to ensure the successful implementation of Lead Free Families’ residential lead remediation and healthy homes services to families across Lancaster County, PA. Continue »

Environmental Assessor I – Rhode Island
The Environmental Assessor will conduct environmental assessments using GHHI’s Expanded Comprehensive Health and Safety Housing Assessment in housing units occupied by children with poorly controlled asthma. Based on the results of the assessment, the Assessor will develop and manage the delivery of scopes of work by contractors to remove asthma triggers and other health hazards from the unit and to the extent feasible, work with collaborating partners to ensure that units are energy efficient. The GHHI Environmental Assessor will work closely with complimentary programs and services such as the City of Providence’s Lead Safe program and the Community Action Partnership of Providence’s weatherization and energy efficiency programs, and other housing programs to ensure maximum impact on health and housing quality for participating families. Continue »

Program Intern – GHHI Detroit 

GHHI’s current work in Detroit and Michigan includes a broad set of activities. One main role that GHHI plays in Detroit is technical assistance provider for the Detroit Home Repair Fund (DHRF). DHRF is a large investment by several funders to conduct health and safety related repairs in Detroit homes. Currently, 15 community organizations receive support from the fund to conduct comprehensive home assessments, collect individual health and household data, facilitate repairs, and provide resident education on home conditions that may be affecting their health. GHHI serves as a technical assistance consultant on the project. GHHI oversees program implementation with each of the community partners, conducts training and support on home assessment, scope of work writing, and hazard prioritization, and provides the data management platform and related support and analysis for the project. The intern would be supervised by our Detroit Program manager. In addition to supporting the DHRF, GHHI also leads other healthy housing activities in Detroit and Michigan. These activities include advocating for state and local policies that advance healthy housing services, collecting and analyzing homeowner data to inform new funding opportunities in Detroit, and supporting a whole home approach to future electrification strategies at the state and local level. Continue »

Chief Financial Officer

Green and Healthy Homes is seeking a Chief Financial Officer who is strategic, innovative, and growth-oriented to join GHHI at this exciting inflection point in the organization’s history and help bring it to its next level of excellence. The CFO will play a critical role in developing and implementing the overall financial strategy for the organization which has a current operating budget of approximately $20 million and growing. Reporting to, and working closely with the President & CEO, the CFO will also partner with the rest of the senior leadership team and the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies across the organization. The CFO will manage all finance functions (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) and oversee all compliance and reporting for a sophisticated financial model that includes multiple funding sources (federal, state, and local), private grants and earned revenue. Continue »

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