Responsible & Sustainable Redevelopment: The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative in Baltimore
DECEMBER 8, 2009 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
NeighborWorks Training Institute National Harbor Hotel and Convention Center National Harbor 12, Convention Center, Conference Room Level
The dramatic increase in Weatherization Assistance Program resources provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has caused significant challenges on the ground as programs struggle to ramp up way beyond their previous capacity. At the same time, it presents an opportunity to leverage this investment to make real improvements in housing for low income families that go beyond weatherization as well as providing job and economic opportunities. The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a project of national scope that aims to ensure that low-income residents have energy efficient, safe, and affordable homes, while providing job and contracting opportunities for unemployed and under-employed city residents. This workshop highlights some of the early lessons of designing and implementing the GHHI in Baltimore, Maryland.