100&Change: 2021

Healthy Homes for Equitable Opportunities: Ending Lead’s Toxic Legacy

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Inc

Deploys MacArthur’s investment to transform Baltimore by removing residential lead hazards and eliminating childhood lead poisoning; ensuring that our city’s children achieve their full potential.

Submitted: August 2019
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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2021
Current Work Location(s):
  • United States
  • Mississippi, United States
  • Rhode Island, United States
  • Maryland, United States
  • Maryland, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • People of African descent
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Chronically ill people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 1. No poverty
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4. Quality education
  • 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 10. Reduced inequalities
  • 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • 13. Climate action

Executive Summary

The children of Baltimore, a city with among the highest poverty and lowest graduation and employment rates in the country, are being robbed of their futures by living in old, deteriorating homes with lead-based paint, poor indoor air quality, injury risks and energy inefficiency – homes that negatively impact health and push financial stability out of reach of families.. We seek to bolster Baltimore’s future by deploying a deep investment to transform Baltimore’s housing, eliminate lead poisoning in the city in five years, and improve academic and health outcomes for children. This transformative housing intervention model will be scaled nationally to deploy the $12.5 billion in cross-sector investments generated through GHHI’s National Campaign to End Lead Poisoning. The end of lead’s toxic legacy is in sight. MacArthur’s investment will accelerate our progress toward this achievable goal and ensure better opportunities for children and communities as a national model.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Inc

website: http://www.ghhi.org
Organization Headquarters
Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
< $10 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
< 50

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