U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Healthy Homes Production Grant The Healthy Homes Production (HHP) Program takes a comprehensive approach to addressing multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. Applicants receiving an award will be expected to accomplish the following objectives:
- Maximize both the number of vulnerable residents (such as, specifically, children and elderly residents) protected from housing-related environmental health and safety hazards and the number of housing units where these hazards are controlled
- Identify and remediate priority housing-related health and safety hazards in privately-owned, low-income rental and/or owner occupied housing, especially in units and/or buildings where families with children, elderly families, or families with persons with disabilities reside
- Promote cost-effective and efficient healthy home methods and approaches that can be replicated and sustained
- Support public education and outreach that furthers the goal of protecting children and other vulnerable populations from housing-related health and safety hazards
- Build local capacity to operate sustainable programs that will prevent and control housing-related environmental health and safety hazards in low- and very low-income residences, and develop a professional workforce that is trained in healthy homes assessment and remediation principles
- Promote integration of this grant program with housing rehabilitation, property maintenance, weatherization, healthy homes initiatives, other lead-based paint hazard control programs, other health and safety programs, and energy efficiency improvement activities and programs
- Build and enhance partner resources to develop the most promising, cost-effective methods for identifying and controlling key housing-related environmental health and safety hazards
- Promote collaboration, data sharing, and targeting between health and housing departments
- Ensure to the greatest extent feasible that job training, employment, contracting, and other economic opportunities generated by this grant will be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons in the area in which the project is located
- Further environmental justice, the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people within the target communities regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, sex, familial status, or income regarding the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies
- Comply with the Rehabilitation Act and its implementing regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Obligation to comply with the Fair Housing Act and the Civil Rights Act and to affirmatively further fair housing
Amount: Approximately $12,000,000 is available to make up to 12 awards ranging from $500,000-$1,000,000 for a project period of 36 months.
This program requires cost sharing at a minimum of 10 percent.
Eligibility: Native American tribal governments and Native American tribal organizations, including Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities.
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