In June 2012, NCHH awarded grants to four small community-based organizations.
- Granite State Organizing Project – Manchester/Nashua, New Hampshire
GSOP plans to support community organizing with low income tenants in Manchester and Nashua. They will use this grant to hire a tenant organizer to work with tenants in Nashua and Manchester to build tenant associations, promote healthy homes practices and policies, advocate for improved housing code enforcement, and address other housing concerns as identified by the tenants.
- People United for Sustainable Housing, Inc. (PUSH) – Buffalo, New York
This grant will strengthen PUSH’s advocacy effort to create a replicable and inclusive statewide for scaling-up the green residential retrofit and healthy homes sectors in New York State. By leveraging the successes of the Green Jobs – Green New York program, PUSH will work with community anchor institutions, healthy homes contractors, and job training entities to create universal access to healthy homes improvements.
- Safer Pest Control Project – Chicago, Illinois
Safer Pest Control Project will use its grant to help eliminate pests, reduce exposure to toxic chemical pesticides, and establish policies and procedures in order to create healthier pest-free homes for the low-income community. The goal of this program is to create model municipal and institutional policies related to integrated pest management (IPM) best practices that can be used on a local and national level.
- SRO Families United Collaborative – San Francisco, California
The SRO Families United Collaborative plans to develop a campaign to create and maintain healthy housing for over 400 low-income families living in SRO hotels. The campaign will promote new legislation and policies to improve living conditions in SROs while also empowering tenants to advocate to local city officials for better housing conditions.
- Ohio Healthy Homes Network – Columbus, Ohio
OHHN will conduct outreach and organize the healthy housing (including lead), home repair, weatherization, and public health fields in Ohio regarding funding needs for remediation of serious hazards in the home, and home repair and weatherization for low-to-moderate-income homeowners and tenants/landlords. OHHN will partner with Concerned Citizens Organized Against Lead Poisoning (CCOAL) to reach parents of lead-poisoned children and involve them meaningfully in the project. Other key partners include Healthy Homes Advisory Council of Greater Cleveland (HHAC) and Environmental Health Watch (also serving as a technical assistance provider to OHHN).