The Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning and several State and City agencies will provide a briefing to the legislature on lead poisoning prevention initiatives in Maryland and an overview of the national Green and Healthy Homes Initiative. The legislative briefing is scheduled before the House Environmental Matters Committee on Thursday, January 14th at 10:30 am, in the House Environmental Matters Committee Room 250 of the Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401.
The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is working to create comprehensive housing intervention strategies that cost effectively integrate lead hazard reduction, Healthy Homes (indoor allergen, safety, etc.), weatherization, and energy efficiency assessments and interventions. A Green and Healthy Homes Pilot Project has already commenced by the Coalition in Baltimore City and nine other Cities around the country will be operational in the coming year with GHHI pilot programs. The Initiative is being lead by the Coalition with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Council on Foundations, the Obama Administration, HUD, DOE, EPA, and CDC among others.
The briefing is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. For more information please contact the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning at 410-534-6447 or [email protected]