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GHHI Detroit-Wayne County is comprised of nearly 50 partner organizations dedicated to creating green, healthy and safe homes for children and families in Detroit and Wayne County. These partners are implementing a cost-effective and integrated approach to healthy housing interventions by aligning, braiding and coordinating resources for health, safety, and energy efficiency.
Our Green & Healthy Homes services help children and families who live in homes with health and safety risks and energy inefficiency.
Our Green Jobs Training programs give unemployed and underemployed persons the knowledge and skills needed to gain meaningful employment.
Our Advocacy work promotes healthy homes standards and educates residents about how to keep their homes green, healthy and safe.
Our Policy Making work helps to create and implement local housing and health codes to make homes green, healthy and safe.
Our Legal Enforcement work helps to make sure that current laws and regulations promoting healthy homes standards are carried out.
Local news blog Detroit Unspun recently wrote up our door-to-door programs that help make residents’ homes safer. Check out the whole article here!
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I feel more safe and secure now that I know my home is lead free. I can go up and down the steps on my porch. I didn’t have good steps. I don’t have to worry about somebody breaking in the house [because of my new door]. Healthy Homes Detroit brought me a great relief and I’m just very happy.
Healthy Homes Detroit is very valuable to the community… How would you know that playing on the front porch can be dangerous if you don’t know about lead hazards? How can you prevent asthma attacks if you don’t know what asthma triggers are in your house? This program keeps you informed.
The energy bills so far—I see a big difference, like $30-$40 a month, and that’s a big savings for our family. My daughter hasn’t had as many asthma attacks, and she hasn’t been taking her inhaler a lot or her breathing machine a lot.