Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (formerly the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning)
The Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning (Coalition) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that develops, implements, and promotes programs and policies to eradicate childhood lead poisoning and further the creation of healthy homes. The Coalition was founded in 1986 as Parents Against Lead, a grassroots volunteer effort. Today, the Coalition is a nationally recognized policy, advocacy and direct service organization headquartered in Baltimore. The organization also provides advisory services to organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Council on Foundations, the US Conference of Mayors and numerous cities and nonprofit organizations.
The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative was charged in 2008 by the Council on Foundations and the White House Office of Recovery to lead the national efforts to integrate lead hazard control, healthy homes, and weatherization and energy efficiency work. This project later became the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative; directed by the Coalition that addresses the health and energy efficiency needs of a home through a holistic intervention model.