Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, National Center for Healthy Housing Support Healthy Homes Conference in Nashville

National conference this May will address serious health and safety concerns in housing today

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 - Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit with a vision of a safe and healthy home for every person, is pleased to announce that the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) and the National Center for Healthy Housing and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc. (NCHH/Solutions), will be Platinum Supporters of the 2014 National Healthy Homes Conference in Nashville May 28-30.

The Conference, titled Leading the Nation to Healthy Homes, Families and Communities, is co-hosted by Rebuilding Together and the U.S. Department of House and Urban Development (HUD) and will bring together housing and health professionals from the public and private sectors to share new research and emerging trends, as well as to inform housing policy to help prevent and remediate unsafe housing conditions for families.

“This is an important, dynamic time for our field,” said Ruth Ann Norton, president and CEO of GHHI. “With the passing of the Affordable Care Act, increased focus on energy efficiency, and innovations in social impact financing, this conference represents a significant opportunity for healthy homes practitioners to collaborate and gain momentum toward our collective mission: ensuring all families have access to healthy, safe, and energy-efficient homes. We are delighted to partner with HUD, Rebuilding Together and all of the organizations contributing to the success of this important event.”

As leading national organizations in the movement towards healthier homes, GHHI and NCHH/Solutions bring expertise and experience on a wide range of issues at the intersection of housing and health. Representatives from both organizations will also lead sessions and exhibit at the conference.

“This conference will serve as a catalyzing moment for all those committed to safe and healthy housing—advocates, funders, practitioners, and policymakers will come with their best ideas and leave with new resolve and action plans,” said NCHH executive director Rebecca Morley.

“I’m looking forward to tapping the energies and passions of leaders from across the country to take the healthy homes movement into the mainstream of American housing,” added Jack Anderson, Solutions’ president and CEO.

The conference will feature more than 150 sessions and workshops and a lineup of nationally recognized speakers. Over 1,000 professionals from the public health, housing, safety and environmental communities will collaborate and share ideas for improving the health of the nation’s homes and communities.

“We are pleased that GHHI and NCHH/Solutions have joined us in the growing movement against safety and health hazards in homes,” said Charley Shimanski, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “We are excited to share this passion at the National Healthy Homes Conference, which will bring together leaders and stakeholders involved in this important issue and create an opportunity to offer solutions to improve the lives and homes of at-risk seniors, families with children, veterans, and those with disabilities.”

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