Environmental Health Watch and partners Cleveland Department of Community Development, the Swetland Center for Environmental Health – CWRU School of Medicine, and Home Weatherization providers in Cleveland, were awarded a $930,000, three-year HUD Healthy Homes Production grant ($70k less than requested). The full list of partners and project summary are below.
Warm & Healthy Homes for Cleveland
To bring the healthy house strategy (of simultaneously addressing multiple home hazards with integrated treatments) up to scale, Warm & Healthy Homes for Cleveland will use City of Cleveland’s weatherization program as the platform on which to combine healthy, safe and green interventions within a single cost-effective program. The Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) touches more homes in Cleveland than any other direct housing assistance program.
In addition, through our unique physician education component, doctors participate in the inspections of their patients’ homes and learn about the identification and control of housing health hazards so they can include healthy home consideration within their practice. This component builds upon the HUD- funded Case Healthy Homes & Patients Demonstration Program, which pioneered hands-on education of physicians about healthy homes through home visits.
The project will 1) produce safe and healthy homes; 2) provide healthy house education to physicians; and, 3) create the training, assessment tools, and institutional support to help make healthy house interventions an on-going part of weatherization work, and 4) provide green and health workforce training.
|Primary Partners:||HWAP Delegate Agencies Partners: – sub-grantees:|
|Environmental Health Watch – applicant||Cleveland Housing Network|
|Cleveland Department of Community Development – sub-grantee||Community Housing Solutions|
|Swetland Center- Case School of Medicine – sub-grantee||Cudell Improvement, Inc|
|Resource, Outreach, Education & Training Partners||Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization|
|Healthy Homes Advisory Council of Greater Cleveland||Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation|
|Green & Healthy Housing Initiative||Mt. Pleasant NOW Development Corporation|
|Ohio Weatherization Training Center – sub-grantee|