EVENT SUMMARY: Strategy for Action to Advance Healthy Housing

February 5, 2013

-- Re-posted from the Weatherization Plus Health blog -- On Monday, February 4th, the federal Healthy Homes Work Group (HHWG) held an event at the National Building Museum to launch the new Advancing Healthy Housing: A Strategy for Action. The Strategy lays out the goals and priorities of the HHWG to advance healthy housing initiatives for the next three to five years nationwide. The event also


CSBG Data Corner: Database Diagnostics

January 31, 2013

-- By Tabitha Beck, Research Director, CSBG, NASCSP -- Every State CSBG staff person who works with the FY2012 CSBG IS Survey Access Database should be familiar with several new review tools that have been incorporated into the system. These tools will enable you to submit a more complete, accurate survey and hopefully shorten your follow-up memo as well. The new reports incorporate part of the

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Poverty Politics: Senator Harkin to Retire in 2014

January 29, 2013

On Saturday, Senator Tom Harkin (IA) announced his decision to not seek re-election for his U.S. Senate seat in 2014. Senator Harkin received the NASCSP Appreciation Award in 2011 for his life-long dedication and support of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). He has served in Congress for more than 38 years and is currently the Chair of the


Weatherization Plus Health: January is National Radon Action Month

January 24, 2013

-- Ryan Ward, Research Analyst, Weatherization Plus Health, NASCSP --  Radon is a dangerous gas that is imperceptible to sight, smell or taste. It is the second leading cause for lung cancer deaths nationally, claiming around 20,000 lives annually. Radon gas typically enters the home through its lower levels, coming from the surrounding soil and entering through cracks and openings, such as


POLITICO: Poverty Gets More Attention in Obama's 2nd Inaugural Address

January 22, 2013

--Originally posted on POLITICO 44 and authored by Josh Gerstein, White House reporter for POLITCO-- President Barack Obama, who has drawn criticism from liberals for paying too little attention to poverty in his public rhetoric, made more mention of the subject Monday in his second inaugural address. "We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has

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