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Press Release: Philadelphia City Council Passes Landmark Legislation to Require Lead Certification in Rental Properties

Philadelphia City Council Passes Landmark Legislation to Require Lead Certification in Rental Properties   PRESS CONTACT:  Dawn R. Crump, Communications Manager  (215) 686-3438 (PHILADELPHIA) September 26, 2019 – Today, Philadelphia City Council passed bill #180936 which updates the current Philadelphia law on lead certification in rental properties. If the Mayor signs this bill into … Continued

In the News Post: GHHI President & CEO on HCBiz Show – Pay for Success in Social Innovation

Listen to GHHI President & CEO @RuthAnnNorton being interviewed on a #HCBiz Show! podcast where she describes GHHI’s Pay for Success and value-based purchasing projects and how GHHI is applying these innovative financing models to fund preventive healthy homes services across the country. To listen to the podcast, go to:

Press Release: GHHI designates the City of Richmond as a New GHHI Site

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is excited to designate the City of Richmond as a new GHHI site in their network of cities, counties, and states who are taking proactive measures to ensure healthy and energy efficient housing is made available to families and children living in underserved communities. City of Richmond Mayor … Continued

Post: Home-Based Environmental Management Services

While research has shown that home-based environmental management services (in-home environmental health education, environmental assessment, and remediation of asthma triggers) can improve health and prevent asthma exacerbations, these services are not typically paid for by health insurance. To demonstrate health benefits and support the reimbursement of in-home environmental management services, it is important that clear … Continued

Post: Energy Inefficiency Disproportionately Hurts Low Income Baltimoreans

Homes that are energy inefficient and lack proper weatherization contribute to deteriorated housing conditions, poor indoor air quality and moisture intrusion. These conditions can exacerbate asthma, generate chipping lead-based paint that results in lead poisoning and can cause other toxic conditions which severely impact the health of low-income Baltimore children and families. A critical part … Continued

Board Member: Joy Thomas Moore

Joy Thomas Moore is the President and CEO of JWS Media Consulting, dedicated to finding innovative ways to use media and messaging techniques to further and deepen the goals of her clients. Prior to devoting herself to her consulting business full time, Moore worked for 15 years with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private … Continued

Board Member: Dr. Michael MacAfee

Dr. Michael McAfee, President and CEO, leads PolicyLink, a national research and action institute focused on advancing racial and economic equity: just and fair inclusion for everyone living in America. He brings over 20 years of experience as a leader who has partnered with organizations across the public, philanthropic, and private sectors to realize this vision. Dr. … Continued

Board Member: Salli Martyniak

Since 2003, Salli has served as President of Forward Community Investments (FCI), a nonprofit community development financial institution that provides low-cost, flexible financing, technical financial assistance and grants to mission-based organizations throughout Wisconsin. Resources offered by FCI are directed to nascent and established organizations that are addressing racial inequities and socioeconomic disparities. During her tenure … Continued