NCHH Launches Healthy Housing Capacity Building/Technical Assistance Initiative


State and local organizations are leading significant advances in healthy housing policy and programs. To help translate lessons learned and successes between jurisdictions and into national policy, NCHH is inviting applications from state and local government agencies and nonprofit organizations for its Healthy Housing Capacity Building and Technical Assistance Initiative. This program is supported through a subcontract between the American Public Health Association (APHA) and NCHH, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This program will provide technical assistance (TA) and/or capacity building to solve a specific challenge or barrier to advancing healthy housing. Successful applicants will receive the following:

  • 50 hours of TA from NCHH staff over a period of up to six months (between early December 2012 and May 31, 2013);
  • One site visit (if needed) from NCHH staff to provide in-person TA and support;
  • Opportunity to participate in at least four “learning network” webinars with other program participants. These meetings will provide targeted training, highlight relevant opportunities for healthy homes, and share new research.

Examples of the types of TA/capacity building that may be provided through this program include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating stakeholder meetings to advance healthy housing;
  • Assistance with partnership development (e.g., to integrate healthy housing into energy, housing, or public health programs or building community-based partnerships);
  • Organizational development related to adopting healthy homes programs/approaches;
  • Assistance with developing successful housing code administration programs;
  • Building the applicants' capacity to use Health Impact Assessment as a policymaking tool.

Eligible applicants include the following:

  • State and local government agencies
  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations

Projects must be for a specific activity/topic that can be addressed within six months.

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