In keeping with our mission, we believe that safe and affordable housing is essential to health and well-being.
We are pleased to announce the Healthy Homes Initiative, (HHI), a regional collaboration with Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation, and the Nantahala Health Foundation through a generous grant of $400,000 from the Dogwood Health Trust. Together, we aim to address the most critical needs for home repairs among those who need it most throughout our six county western region.
The HHI initiative is targeted to owner-occupied homes of individuals at 60% of the area median income (AMI). Many of these homeowners are unable to afford the repairs needed to maintain the safety and health of their home’s occupants. Others require home modifications to ensure they can safely age in their homes or to address physical challenges or disabilities.
Affordability of repairs and home modifications have been further compromised by supply chain and labor challenges exacerbated by COVID-19. Dogwood Health Trust is supporting the Healthy Homes Initiative and the work of HCHF and NHF with a $400,000 grant