Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

In communities like Buffalo that struggle with an aging and deteriorating housing stock, many children and their families are forced to live in homes that suffer from health hazards, like lead paint, and are not energy efficient.

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a national model to redefine home-based health and safety funding and programs so that they are at once more effective in terms of health outcomes and more efficient in terms of cost savings. Buffalo’s Green & Healthy Homes Initiative aligns and coordinates public and private funding sources and programs for weatherization, lead hazard control, asthma control, and other home health and safety interventions in low income homes. Under the green and healthy model, comprehensive whole-house solutions replace a piecemeal approach that has been based more on government silos than on the needs of children and families.

The Community Foundation has played a multifaceted and pivotal role in GHHI from the start.

To learn more about GHHI, visit www.greenandhealthyhomes.org.

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