Healthy Housing Grants
The Healthy Housing Grants are intended to provide funding to perform activities related to housing-based health threats, including:
- Implementing and maintaining primary prevention programs to reduce housing-based health threats that include the following:
- Providing education materials to the general public and to property owners, contractors, code officials, and other persons and organizations engaged in housing and health issues.
- Promoting awareness of community, legal, and housing resources.
- Promoting the use of hazard reduction measures in new housing construction and housing rehabilitation programs
- Providing training on identifying and addressing housing-based health threats.
- Providing technical assistance on the implementation of mitigation measures.
- Promoting the adoption of evidence-based best practices for mitigation of housing-based health threats.
- Developing work practices for addressing specific housing-based health threats.
- Identifying, characterizing, and mitigating hazards in housing that contribute to adverse health outcomes.
- Ensuring screening services and other secondary prevention measures are provided to populations at high risk for housing-related health threats.
- Promoting compliance with Department of Health guidelines and other best practices, as identified by the commissioner, for preventing or reducing housing-based health threats.
- Establishing local or regional collaborative groups to ensure that resources for addressing housing-based health threats are coordinated.
- Developing model programs for addressing housing-based health threats.
The total amount of the grant funding for the entire grant period (December 1, 2017–June 30, 2020) is $720,000 which is distributed to grantees at amounts up to $120,000 per grantee total, over three years.
There were 29 applications for the current 2017-2020 grant period. Out of the 29 applications, nine were awarded grants for the 2017-2020 Healthy Housing grant period. The nine current Healthy Housing Grantees include:
- Bois Forte Band of Chippewa
- Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, Inc. (CMHP)
- Hennepin County
- Meeker-McLeod-Sibley Community Health Services
- Polk-Norman-Mahnomen Community Health Board
- Rice County Community Health Services
- St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health
- Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
Congratulations to all Healthy Housing Grant recipients during this very competitive grant cycle. MDH thanks all applicants for their work related to healthy housing and their interest in the Healthy Housing Grants. If your organization/agency is interested in collaborating or networking with a current Healthy Housing grantee, please contact a agency/organization from the list above.