Sustainable Financing Mechanisms

How can we make homes healthier through home-based education and repairs when the funding for this work is in doubt? What are the options for funding apart from those associated with healthcare? While some states have explored the use of Medicaid funds for home-based interventions, these strategies are not available in every community or may not cover all of the appropriate services or populations in need. As a result, others have turned to complementary strategies to build sustainability. These financing strategies hold promise, but what do we know about what works, what challenges exist, and how we can overcome them?

With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) interviewed representatives from seven states (Massachusetts, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington) that funded home-based interventions outside of the healthcare system.

Read the report here: Strategies Toward Sustainability: More Financing Mechanisms for Healthy Homes Services [pdf; NCHH, 2019]

Program Case Studies

Maine’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Fund [pdf; NCHH, 2019]

Massachusetts’ Get the Lead Out Loan Program [pdf; NCHH, 2019]

Massachusetts’ Lead Education Trust Fund [pdf; NCHH, 2019]

Massachusetts’ Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (PWTF) [pdf; NCHH, 2019]

Montana’s Asthma Home Visiting Program (MAP) [pdf; NCHH, 2019]

New Jersey’s Project ReHEET (Residential Health, Energy and Environmental Transformation) [pdf; NCHH, 2019]

New York’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention Program [pdf; NCHH, 2019]

New York’s Healthy Neighborhoods Program [pdf; NCHH, 2019]

New York’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program [pdf; NCHH, 2019]

New York’s Regional Lead Resource Centers [pdf; NCHH, 2019]

Multnomah County, Oregon’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (Leadline) [pdf; NCHH, 2019]

Washington’s Weatherization Plus Health (WxPlusHealth) [pdf; NCHH, 2019]