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.
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, Incwebsite: http://www.ghhi.org
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