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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

Vice President of Maryland Programs
The organization is looking for an impactful leader and experienced professional who can implement and oversee various direct service program operations in Maryland. The program mission of the organization is to create and advance access to healthy, lead safe and energy efficient homes for children and aging adults in Maryland. Continue »

Director, Policy & Innovation
Roles and Responsibilities: Directs on the Policy & Innovation team lead consulting engagements with organizations around the country that are developing programs and exploring innovative financing models within the healthy homes sector. Directors are the primary point of contact for clients, partners, and vendors so keen project and relationship management skills are essential. Directors often work with external organizations and include funders, government agencies, social service providers, hospital systems, managed care organizations, and state Medicaid programs. Project tasks often include managing projects from design to implementation; analyzing data from governments, healthcare, and housing entities; building the capacity of organizations to develop and implement evidence-based services; assessing the feasibility of innovative financing/contracting models (e.g., outcomes-based contracting); constructing economic models; and pitching projects to healthcare payers and funders. Directors may manage projects on their own with oversight from GHHI’s Senior Vice President of National Programs; manage projects with support from other Directors, Associate Directors, or Associates on the P&I team; or sometimes play a support role on more complex projects. Directors also play a key role in strategy and business development for the P&I team and the GHHI organization. Continue »

Associate Director, Policy & Innovation
Associate Directors on the Policy & Innovation team lead and support consulting engagements with organizations around the country that are developing programs and exploring innovative financing models within the healthy homes sector. Associate Directors analyze data from governments, healthcare, and housing entities, build the capacity of organizations to develop and implement evidence-based services, assess the feasibility of innovative financing applications (e.g., outcomes-based contracting), construct economic models, pitch projects to healthcare payers and funders, and manage projects from design to implementation phase. Associate Directors work with the internal GHHI team, including the President & CEO, the Senior Vice President of National Programs, other staff on the Policy & Innovation team, as well as vendors and project partners. Additionally, Associate Directors work with external organizations such as hospital systems, managed care organizations, and state Medicaid programs, as well as a variety of funders, government agencies, and social service providers. 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 — Prince George’s County
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
The GHHI Lead-Free Families Housing Intervention Specialist will provide on-site support for the implementation of the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health (LGH) Lead-Free Families Project, with the support of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) Housing Intervention Manager and national technical assistance team and executive leadership. The Housing Intervention Specialist will be responsible for supporting the meeting of project benchmarks and deliverables, assisting with tracking and managing program progress and reporting to LGH program staff and management to ensure the successful implementation of Lead-Free Families’ residential lead remediation services to families across Lancaster County, PA. Continue »

Implementation Coordinator
This is a dynamic, full-time position located in New Jersey, implementing an innovative New Jersey Board of Public Utilities-funded pilot project providing direct housing interventions to families and households. The Pilot Implementation Coordinator will actively work to align and coordinate existing housing and energy efficiency programs, enroll at least 100 households into the pilot, track and manage progress for each enrolled household, collect and report client data, and work closely with the NJBPU and GHHI national programs staff to evaluate the impact of the project, and identify opportunities to scale the pilot statewide. This position is subject to the availability of grant funding. Continue »

MD Programs Intake Specialist
GHHI seeks a full time Client Intake Specialist to perform client scheduling, intake and referral services, maintain client physical and database records, and complete client surveys. This position represents the first client contact with the communities that GHHI serves. Position helps coordinate client direct services for the Maryland Programs Department’s Family Advocacy Services, Housing Intervention Services and Outreach and Education services and maintains the national information hotline. 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
The Program Coordinator will work within GHHI’s Client Services Team to manage and complete deliverables for programs offered by the organization in the State of Mississippi, including healthy housing education activities, community engagement programming, and client case management services. They will plan and complete activities to meet goals for community outreach and education, program enrollment, environmental health assessments, relocation assistance, and other related tasks as assigned. They will also be the lead staff member performing client case management for the Lead Safe Jackson Housing Program. Continue »

Program Manager (Detroit)
This is a dynamic, full-time position located in Detroit, Michigan implementing an innovative home repair project jointly funded by healthcare and philanthropy.

GHHI is partnering with ProMedica, a national health system, to implement a $100 million dollar project to complete comprehensive home repairs for 7,000 homes across seven cities. In Detroit, GHHI and ProMedica are aligning this work with the Detroit Home Repair Fund (DHRF), an initiative spearheaded by the Gilbert Family Foundation and DTE Energy. Home repairs are performed by a set of local home repair organizations, and part of GHHI’s role in this project is to provide ongoing technical support to these organizations to ensure the successful execution of the project over three years. Continue »

Program Manager (Memphis)
The full-time GHHI Memphis Manager is a full-time, dynamic role within GHHI’s national team, located in Memphis, Tennessee. The GHHI Memphis Manager is responsible for ensuring the successful development and implementation of the GHHI Memphis program to advance equitable access to healthy, safe and energy-efficient homes for Memphians. Duties include directing day-to-day activities of program staff, managing multiple grants and budgets and ensuring excellence in the delivery of activities, services and partner engagement, providing high-level strategic guidance at the intersection of health, housing and energy to government and healthcare partners in Memphis, and building statewide partnerships across the housing, health and energy sectors to support holistic housing interventions that advance racial equity and improve health. 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 »

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