Healthy Homes Initiative looks to improve health/housing conditions for low income communities

MARYLAND – A new partnership is working to improve living conditions for residents in low income communities on Delmarva.

The Healthy Homes Initiative is a collaborative effort between TidalHealth, the Chesapeake Housing Mission, and both Wicomico and Somerset health departments.

The three-year project looks to connect the health and well-being of individuals to the condition of their homes.

Goals include keeping residents safe on their property, reducing the risk of injuries and health conditions, and increasing access to health care services. “Creating healthy, safe homes really makes a difference to our health care system. It can make a big difference on a federal level from the standpoint of Medicare funding and Medicare costs associated with people living longer lives in our communities,” Chesapeake Housing Mission Executive Director Michael Franklin said.

Chesapeake Housing Mission will do home repairs and develop a safety assessment training program, with TidalHealth providing $25,000 for the project annually.

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