Communities receive GHHI Site Designation when cities, counties or states commit to standards and practices that support coordination of housing intervention programs and funds, and take concrete steps to incorporate the GHHI model in their partnership networks. The designation incentivizes integrative, holistic approaches to housing interventions, rewards innovative leaders and ultimately results in more green, safe and healthy homes and communities across the country. Outcomes of this work inform changes to national, state and local housing intervention standards and funding programs.
Once designated, sites drive implementation of the GHHI model, which harnesses city leaders’ desires to address broad problems holistically and provides the platform needed to tear down bureaucratic boundaries that preclude implementation of smarter, more efficient and more effective solutions.
Reasons for Implementing the GHHI Model
The GHHI model of aligning, braiding and coordinating healthy homes related services provides benefits at both the system and the family level:
- GHHI’s coordinated approach saves time and money because it reduces duplication of assessments, services and housing program resources.
- The GHHI model uses a single application for families to use to find and access the home intervention services that they need, thus reducing burdens on families and leading to streamlined data sharing for service providers.
- Once a family’s application is approved, a comprehensively trained assessor visits the home to triage household needs and identify services that should be provided, setting the family on an immediate path to a safer home and more equitable community.
- The GHHI model is drawing increased interest from philanthropic and private market sectors because it consistently demonstrates proven returns in energy savings and social, economic and health outcomes for children and families.