September 1, 2016, Providence, RI – The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative joined U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD’s) Secretary Julián Castro and U.S. Senator Jack Reed at a press event here yesterday, where Castro announced a proposed amendment to HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule, critical to reducing blood lead levels in young children who reside in federally-owned or -assisted housing.
July 21, 2016, Jackson, MS – Yesterday Jackson, Mississippi was awarded a $1.2 million in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant and $150,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Jackson, a Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) site, is a first-time HUD lead hazard control grantee and worked closely with GHHI Jackson to secure the funding.
Washington, DC – Today Ruth Ann Norton, President & CEO of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, joined U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and a distinguished panel of experts convened by the Center for American Progress to discuss strategies for ending childhood lead poisoning.
Syracuse, NY – Today, Mayor Stephanie Miner and Onondaga County representatives signed a compact supporting efforts to make the Greater Syracuse area a leader in healthy homes. The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) Greater Syracuse is a comprehensive approach to align health, safety, lead hazard reduction, energy efficiency and weatherization interventions in low to moderate income homes.
Atlanta, GA – The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) and five key partners were recognized for collectively working to fulfill its 2012 Commitment to Action to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America to increase access to healthy, safe and energy efficient homes in America’s low income communities.