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.