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1 Healthy Homes Initiative Presented by The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) 1

2 2 WAP and Healthy Homes 2 How did WAP get involved with Health and Safety? Got too good at what we did Whole House Weatherization / House as a System Right thing to do

3 3 WAP and Healthy Homes 3 But WAP is an energy efficiency program! WAP has limits on what can be done outside its main focus Not a remediation program Do no harm

4 4 WAP and Healthy Homes 4 WAP H&S Measures are Often Effective With DOE and other WAP funds, WAP providers – o Usually can address health and safety issues related to heating systems o Work lead safe o Can address some moisture problems o Can address some electrical and plumbing issues o Can add/repair ventilation o Provide some educational materials

5 5 WAP and Healthy Homes 5 Unsafe heating system problems – WAP would typically address

6 6 WAP and Healthy Homes 6 But there are several instances that are beyond the scope of WAP Remediation of lead and mold Other IAQ problems Major electrical and plumbing issues Most structural and non-energy related H&S issues

7 7 WAP and Healthy Homes 7 No WAP crew wants to leave conditions like these!

8 8 WAP and Healthy Homes 8 When there are unresolved H&S issues The agency has to defer work until problems are resolved The agency does the best they can but household does not get full advantage of WAP Household does not get WAP services nor its H&S problems resolved

9 9 WAP and Healthy Homes 9 HHI is an excellent opportunity WAP goes into hundreds of thousands of L-I homes each year WAP already has a foundation for assessing health and safety problems WAP is partner of CSBG with basis and groundwork for mobilizing additional resources


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