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GHHI Standards, Practices, and Principles

Every GHHI Partner Site commits to GHHI’s Standards, Practices, and Principles.

As part of the GHHI Compact, sites will commit to:

A comprehensive Health and Housing Assessment process, a single-stream intervention process to address green, health and safety issues in the home, and

  • Coordination – all site housing and health related agencies will pool resources and work in a holistic manner to remove barriers to integration among agencies and private partner stakeholders;
  • Protocols that support a collaborative and integrated interagency housing intervention approach to cost effectively braid multiple funding sources;
  • Implement green jobs training and hiring practices designed to create opportunities and remove barriers to ensure that low-income residents and those with criminal records are the primary beneficiaries of new jobs created through GHHI;
  • Share in the creation of recommendations to address barriers to an integrated intervention process;
  • Establish learning networks to provide key reporting data to help assess progress on housing interventions, hiring, integration of assessment and agency-based processes, health outcomes such as asthma, injury and lead poisoning through a shared data platform

The Compacts will serve as a vehicle of public commitment and accountability that will be signed by local government (i.e. – The Mayor, State Cabinet Secretaries, and Commissioners of local Housing, Energy and Health Departments), local Foundation Presidents, and Executive leadership of other lead partner agencies and nonprofits. The Compacts will also solicit broader representation from other local stakeholders who wish to commit their organizations to the success of GHHI.

Through its demonstrated success over two years, GHHI’s goal is to develop and deliver policies, strategies and tools around which systemic reforms in housing intervention, workforce development, and home-health hazard reduction can be shaped and replicated nationally.

  • Adoption of a federal green and healthy housing standard across all agencies
  • Establishment of criteria for green and healthy homes interventions
  • Common applicant eligibility standards
  • Uniform reporting forms
  • Flexibility in use of funds to address health and safety issues

The inconsistency in federal, state and local regulations of environmental hazards in rental housing has left generations of children, especially poor and minority children, plagued by lead poisoning, asthma, permanent injury and even death.

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