Provide short-term employment opportunities for youth, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds
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Train volunteers, professionals, or paraprofessionals to help residents assess and remediate environmental home health risks and recommend low cost changes (e.g., improved ventilation, integrated pest management, etc.)
Provide grants to states and localities to fund activities that build, buy, or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership or provide direct rental assistance to low income households
Support funds that help create or maintain low income housing, subsidize rental housing, and assist low income homebuyers and non-profit housing developers
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Join us for a webinar on Creating a Resilient Community
Register today for our next webinar on June 18 to learn how residents in Cicero, Illinois, a 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winner, are working to address community trauma and build resilience.
Jaclyn Wallen, Youth Trauma Counselor, who will share strategies to engage parents like her to transform Cicero public schools into welcoming, safe environments for their children.
Vincent Acevez, Deputy Superintendent of the Cicero Police Department, who will talk about his commitment to shifting how law enforcement approaches and interacts with the citizens they are sworn to protect.