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Green & Healthy Homes gets $1M grant

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, of Baltimore, a national nonprofit dedicated to breaking the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy residents, has received a $1 million federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund. This award to GHHI and its collaboration partner, the Calvert Foundation, will assess feasibility of asthma-related Pay for Success projects benefiting low-income children who suffer from the disease. In 2015, GHHI will conduct a nationwide, open competition for health care organizations and nonprofit service providers that are constructing asthma-related Pay for Success projects. One health care entity, acting as a private payor, and one service provider will be selected in five cities, for a total of 10 sub-recipients. Under Pay for Success, government pays providers only if they achieve target outcomes.