This paper provides 14 recommendations to maximize the effectiveness of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in catalyzing full building decarbonization, augmenting housing and health benefits from building decarbonization efforts, and promoting equity in the nation’s efforts to mitigate climate change.
Maryland state leaders should prioritize low-income households as they pull together $2 billion in state and federal funding to leave no household behind as Maryland goes electric BALTIMORE, MD— The … Continued
Recent unique and unparalleled streams of federal funding, including the Inflation Reduction Act, offer an opportunity for Maryland to kickstart an innovative program to upgrade, repair, and electrify Maryland’s low-income homes simultaneously. This funding, combined with other federal and state sources, presents $2 billion in funding opportunities for whole-home repairs in Maryland. Utilizing these funds to upgrade low-income homes
is just one important step to invest in environmental and social justice (ESJ) communities that have been
historically underserved and overburdened.
“The congressional funding represents a tangible and transformative commitment to GHHI’s national model for holistic, healthy, and climate-friendly housing, addressing the root causes of health and racial disparities arising from housing-related asthma, lead poisoning, injury, and energy inefficiency for low-income Baltimore residents,” said Ruth Ann Norton, GHHI President and CEO.
The purpose of this issue brief is to provide guidance and examples to Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) about contracting for healthy housing services. Key Takeaways • The home environment … Continued
The purpose of this issue brief is to demonstrate successful State Medicaid strategies that establish sustainable funding pathways for healthy homes services. Key Takeaways • Healthy housing programs address the … Continued
Exciting news from GHHI! The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative’s (GHHI’s) President and CEO, Ruth Ann Norton, has been invited by Governor-Elect Wes Moore and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Aruna Miller to … Continued
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative celebrates the historic passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and the opportunity it creates to make transformative investments in homes across the country. Creating climate friendly and healthy housing has long been a priority of GHHI. Improving the comfort, resiliency, safety, and affordability of housing can drive huge advances in public health and racial equity.
The State of California implemented In Lieu of Services as funding pathway for healthy housing starting in January 2022 which opens another innovative healthcare funding mechanism for healthy housing interventions … Continued