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Healthy Housing News

Policy & Legislation

  • The CDC has issued a list of Hi-5 (Health Impact in 5 Years) interventions—including financial supports for low income homeowners to ensure safe and habitable homes— that can improve community health within 5 years.

State & Local

  • The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice released its investigation of the Baltimore Police Department. Within the report the burden of lead poisoning disproportionally affecting poor, African-American communities is addressed, noting that Baltimore has nearly three times the national rate of lead poisoning among children.
  • L.L. Bean recalled children’s water bottles due to lead content. The Freeport-based outfitter L.L. Bean is offering a full refund on the 6,700 bottles that were sold.

Pay for Success

  • Up to $2.8 million more is available from Obama Administration for Pay for Success (PFS) feasibility projects through the U.S. Department of Education. The new grant competition is a PFS Feasibility Pilot opportunity for state, local and tribal governments to explore how to use Pay for Success to expand access to proven programs. Learn more.
  • The federal Corporation for National and Community Service and the Veterans Administration will award a grant of up to $3.0MM to a grantee to serve as an outcomes payor in a Pay for Success project, to achieve positive outcomes for veterans struggling with PTSD and employment issues.  Application deadline: 9/14/16
  • The Social Finance global network has launched its first white paper on the state of the social impact bond market, or Pay for Success projects.
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