Healthy Homes Partnership/Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
iHeLP and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's Healthy Homes Partnership is intended to help eliminate environmental and safety hazards in housing; to promote collaboration among housing and legal services agencies and healthcare providers; and to advance best practices and strategies, including policy and regulatory changes to increase the availability of and access to healthy housing for all Memphis-area residents. The law school and Le Bonheur recognized the need to promote healthy homes and eliminate substandard housing for families. This preventative approach to health should result in future generations of children living in a community that puts their health first, with better living conditions and less strain on the Mid-South's health care system.
Memphis/Shelby County is Tennessee's first Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) site. The Site Compact signifies a new interagency collaboration to better coordinate the delivery of government and nonprofit home repair services for Memphis and Shelby County residents. Memphis/Shelby County GHHI is sponsored by City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development, Memphis/Shelby County Healthy Homes Partnership, BLDG Memphis, and other partners with generous funding support from The Kresge Foundation. GHHI is dedicated to breaking the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy children through a whole-house approach that produces sustainable green, healthy and safe homes to improve health, economic and social outcomes for families. http://www.greenandhealthyhomes.org