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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With Grit and Determination, a City Comes Together For Health: RWJF Culture of Health Prize winner Chelsea, MARead more
Join us for a webinar on Housing as a Foundation for Good Health
Register today for our next webinar on May 21 to explore the connection between housing and health.
Sarah Norman, Director of Healthy Homes & Communities with NeighborWorks America, who will highlight the ways in which partnerships among health, housing and community development stakeholders can strengthen affordable housing opportunities.
Roseann Bongiovanni from Green Roots Chelsea and Rafael Mares from The Neighboorhood Developers who will share how Chelsea, MA, a 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winner, is implementing a comprehensive housing strategy to address homelessness and housing in their community.