Medical and Health Research Association of NYC, Inc.
Funding: $763,421

Medical and Health Research Association of New York City, Inc., in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Hunter College, New York City Technical College, Neighborhood Housing Services of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc., and the Bridge Street Development Corporation will establish the Bedford-Stuyvesant Healthy Homes Initiative to evaluate 400 units occupied by low-income families with young children for four types of home hazards (lead paint and dust, allergens, mold and accidental injury) and provide training, materials and in-home technical assistance in remediating hazards to owners and tenants. Extensive environmental sampling will be conducted in 100 homes.


Boston Medical Center Corp.
Funding: $1,918,489.00

Boston Medical Center, in collaboration with the Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Department of Neighborhood Development, the Urban Asthma Coalition, Healthcare for All, and Youth Build Boston, will establish the Boston Healthy Homes Partnership and will provide environmental assessment and interventions to reduce or prevent asthma, lead poisoning, and accidental injury in 250 homes occupied by asthmatic children.


City of Long Beach
Funding: $495,472.00

The City of Long Beach Department of Human Services in cooperation with other City Departments and the California State University at Long Beach will provide hazard assessments and interventions to reduce or prevent asthma, lead poisoning, and accidental injury in 100 affordable housing units occupied by families with an asthmatic child.


Environmental Health Watch
Funding: $243,414.00

Environmental Health Watch, in collaboration with the Cuyahoga County Metropolitan Housing Authority, the Greater Cleveland Asthma Coalition and the USDA Agricultural Research Service, will evaluate the extent to which the HUD Lead Guidelines' protocol for final lead dust cleanup (with possible modifications) can be effective in reducing household contamination by cockroach allergen. The project will use a newly-developed polyclonal detection assay for cockroach allergens that will allow for an analysis in 15 Cleveland area public housing units that will target cockroach allergen "hot spots" and improve the effectiveness of cleanup.


City of Providence
Funding: $1,039,204

The Providence Department of Planning and Development in collaboration with the Providence Neighborhood Housing Corporation, Greater Elmwood Neighborhood Services, the Childhood Lead Action Project, the National Center for Lead Safe Housing, Environmental Health Watch and Brown University's Center for Environmental Studies will integrate environmental hazard assessment and interventions for moisture, mold, allergens, insect and rodent pests and accidental injury into the lead hazard control activities in 308 homes, with much of the work directed at units occupied by families with children having both elevated blood lead levels and asthma.

Content Archived: December 13, 2009