NCHH Receives Kresge Foundation Grant



Funding will advance efforts to improve housing conditions in communities and neighborhoods across the US

Columbia, MD (January 11, 2011) – The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) has been awarded $750,000 over the next three years from The Kresge Foundation to continue its work to tackle key social determinants of health for families across the country.

“NCHH is grateful to The Kresge Foundation for its continued support, which has helped us raise awareness of the importance of healthy housing and elevate healthy housing on the political and policy agendas,” said Rebecca Morley, executive director of the National Center for Healthy Housing. “Importantly, this grant will provide continued support for National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition and enable us to build a grassroots network to drive demand for better quality housing for all families.”

NCHH and The Kresge Foundation have a shared commitment to improving health through better quality housing and neighborhoods. Funding from The Kresge Foundation in 2009 supported creation of the National Safe & Healthy Housing Coalition, composed of leading nonprofit and agency advocates in affordable housing, public health, environment, and energy efficiency. The group of experts drafted the first National Healthy Housing Action Plan outlining its commitment to develop national healthy homes standards, and broaden the base of funding for healthy housing. Read more>

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