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Healthy Homes Initiative

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The Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) is a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC (BCBS) - sponsored program that provides low-income families with FREE health and safety repairs to improve their overall health. Through this program, NCCAA helps to remedy the unsuspecting causes of illnesses hidden in the homes of vulnerable North Carolinians. Each participant can receive up to $2,500 in home health and safety repairs. Most Americans spend nearly 60 percent of their time in their homes. As a result, the conditions of our homes play a vital role in our health. Poor quality and inadequate housing contribute to health problems such as chronic diseases and injuries and can have harmful effects on childhood development. Through the Healthy Home Initiative, Community Action Agencies (CAAs) and state weatherization service providers continue to impact the health and safety of rural North Carolinians living in poverty by leveraging private foundation dollars from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Since 2018, BCBS and NCCAA have disbursed nearly $2.5M in HHI dollars to low-income communities across the state. Because of HHI, service providers have served over 1400 families, installed over 2300 health and safety-related measures, and have positively impacted over 2500 household members. In addition to installing health and safety repairs, customers will receive information and tips on reducing their energy costs.

What Improvements Might You Expect if You Qualify?
  • A Healthy Home Assessment

  • Replacement of carpet with hard surface flooring
    (including floor
     repair and clean up services)

  • Interior pest control

  • General cleaning of home, including debris removal

  • Interior ventilation issues

  • Air purifiers

  • Carbon monoxide & smoke detectors

  • Handicap accessibility/fall prevention upgrades

  • Moisture control

  • Duct cleaning & safety repairs to correct hazardous situations

To Qualify, You Must:

   Be a North Carolina resident; and have household income that's at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines as       indicated by the income eligibility guidelines below:

  • Family Size 1: $29,160

  • Family Size 2: $39,440

  • Family Size 3: $49,720

  • Family Size 4: $60,000

  • Family Size 5: $70,280

  • Family Size 6: $80,560

  • Family Size 7: $90,840

  • Family Size 8: $101,120

  • Add $5,140 for each person beyond eight

Eligible?

More than 300,000 households in North Carolina are eligible to receive assistance through the Healthy Homes Initiative.

CONTACT YOUR CAA BELOW TO FIND OUT

ACTION PATHWAYS INC.,
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, Moore,
Pender, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties
Lonnie Ballard, Chief Executive Officer

(910) 485-6131 (Fayetteville) or 485-6923 (elsewhere)

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY ACTION, INC.,
Morganton
Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Gaston, Mecklenburg,
Stanly, and Union Counties
Stephanie Ashley, Executive Director

(828) 438-6255

BLUE RIDGE OPPORTUNITY
COMMISSION, INC.,

North Wilkesboro

Wilkes County
Dare Stromer, Executive Director

(336) 667-7174

CABARRUS COUNTY PLANNING SERVICES
Concord
Cabarrus County
Kelly Sifford, Assistant County Manager

(704) 920-2100

KERR – TAR REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENT 
Henderson
Person, Granville, Vance, Warren, and Franklin Counties
Diane Cox, Director

(252) 436-2040

CHOANOKE AREA DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, INC.,

Rich Square
Edgecombe and Halifax Counties
Chris Moody, Executive Director

(252) 539-4155

COASTAL COMMUNITY ACTION, INC.,
Newport
Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, and Pamlico Counties
Catissa S. Head, Executive Director

(252) 223-1630

COMMUNITY ACTION OPPORTUNITIES, INC.,
Asheville
Buncombe, Cleveland, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania
Vicki Heidinger, Executive Director

(828) 252-2495

DAVIDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY
ACTION, INC.,

Lexington
Davidson County
Darrick Horton, Executive Director

(336) 249-0234

MACON COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Franklin
Macon County
John Fay, Housing Director

(828) 369-2605

PIEDMONT TRIAD REGIONAL COUNCIL COUNCIL, INC.,

Edenton
Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Person, Randolph, and Rockingham Counties
Matthew Dolge, Executive Director

(336) 904-0338

FOUR SQUARE COMMUNITY ACTION, INC.,
Andrews
Cherokee, Graham, and Swain Counties
Kara Jones, Executive Director

(828) 321-4475

FRANKLIN-VANCE-WARREN OPPORTUNITY, INC.,

Henderson
Franklin, Granville, Vance, Nash, and Warren Counties
Abdul Sm Rasheed, Chief Operating Officer

(252) 492-0161, 1-800-682-1163

I-CARE, INC.,

Statesville
Iredell and Lincoln Counties
Bryan Duncan, Executive Director

(704) 872-8141

JOHNSTON-LEE-HARNETT COMMUNITY
ACTION, INC.,

Smithfield
Harnett, Johnston and Lee Counties
E. Marie Watson, Executive Director

(919) 934-2145

CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY ACTION, INC.
Siler City
Orange, Durham, Anson, Richmond, and Chatham Counties
Natasha J. Elliott, Executive Director

(919) 742-2277

MACON PROGRAM FOR PROGRESS, INC.,
Franklin
Macon County
Chuck Sutton, Executive Director

(828) 524-4471
 

MOUNTAIN PROJECTS, INC.,

Waynesville
Haywood and Jackson Counties
Patsy P. Davis, Executive Director

(828) 452-1447
 

SANDHILLS COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM, INC.,

Carthage
Anson, Montgomery, Moore and Richmond Counties
Nina Walker, Executive Director

(910) 947-5675
 

W.A.M.Y. COMMUNITY ACTION, INC., Boone
Mitchell and Yancey Counties
Melissa Soto, Executive Director

(828) 264-2421
 

WAYNE ACTION GROUP FOR ECONOMIC SOLVENCY, INC.,

Goldsboro
Greene, Lenoir, Pitt, Wayne, and Wilson Counties
Patricia Beier, Executive Director

(919) 734-1178
 

YADKIN VALLEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, INC.,

Boonville
Davie, Stokes, Rowan, Surry and Yadkin Counties
Kathy Payne, Executive Director

(336) 367-7251

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