Category: Healthy Homes Initiative

CSBG Spotlight: Leading Innovation for a Green and Healthy Tomorrow (LIGHT) in Maryland

October 1, 2013

Edited by Raymond Thomas MapQuest.  Google. Siri. The world has made great strides in technology and at the touch of a button you can use your GPS-enabled device to direct you to almost any destination. Wouldn’t it be great if human service providers could incorporate this same principle to guide their low-income clients to the resources and services needed to enhance their quality of living?


Betting Your Life: Always a Bad Gamble

June 19, 2013

Raymond Thomas -- Project Manager, Healthy Homes, NASCSP -- “Take a bite out of crime.” “Click it or ticket!” “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” You have undoubtedly heard one, if


Weatherization Plus Health: New Virtual Conference Updates an Old Tune

June 10, 2013

Raymond Thomas -- Project Manager, Healthy Homes, NASCSP -- In the late 1980’s singer-songwriter Brenda Russell first recorded the hit song Get Here which goes, You can reach me by railway, you can reach me by trailway…You can reach me by caravan, cross the desert like an Arab man…I don’t care how you get here, just—get here if you can. Tight budgets mean travel approvals are harder


Rapid Health Impact Assessment: Weatherization Plus Health in Connecticut

April 10, 2013

By Lynne Snyder, Ph.D., MPH, Consultant, Healthy Homes How can Connecticut achieve its energy goal and create positive health outcomes, while reducing potentially negative impacts on health? This week, a team led by the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) sub-grantee New Opportunities, Inc. and the Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA) will release a rapid Health Impact


E&E News: Sequester Could Kill Weatherization Program - DOE Official

February 7, 2013

-- Originally published in E&E News - written by Nick Juliano, E&E reporter -- Looming across-the-board spending cuts could doom a Department of Energy program that provides grants to install new windows, upgrade insulation and perform other energy efficiency projects for low-income homeowners, a top official said yesterday. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's

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