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HUD To Announce Winner of 2023 Secretary’s Award For Excellence In Healthy Homes

The awardee has made efforts to reduce lead-based paint hazards, enhance asthma education, and ensure a healthier environment for children.

January 16, 2024

Washington- The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced Wisconsin’s Healthy Housing Initiatives Portfolio (WHHIP) as the award winner of the HUD’s Secretary Award For Excellence In Healthy Homes. Healthy housing lays the foundation of strong and vibrant communities along with their residents. This award is an opportunity to recognize the program as creating and sustaining healthier home environments.

HUD’s Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said, “Wisconsin’s Healthy Homes Initiatives Portfolio improved the lives of children with asthma and those threatened by lead exposure in Wisconsin. Through collaboration, evidence-based policy, and a strong commitment to sustainability, this project stood out in a large group of worthy nominations.”

WHHIP project has also launched initiatives to reduce lead-based paint hazards for populations and implement asthma education and low-cost home modifications in Wisconsin Children’s Homes.

HUD announcement reveals that it chose to give this award to a single organization for the first time. This award recognizes the impact the program has made via innovative solutions that are replicable with quantifiable health, economic, and social outcomes.

The Award, created in 2015, recognizes significant contributions to reducing health risks, environmental hazards, and substandard housing, particularly in communities with limited resources. It focuses on innovative approaches, best practices, policies, research, and community engagement.

The plans for the 2024 competition will be announced at the National Healthy Homes Conference, which is part of the Building Performance Association’s National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show, scheduled for April 8-11, 2024, in Minneapolis, MN.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Announces 2023 Secretary’s Award Winner for Excellence in Healthy Homes”. Department of Housing and Urban Development, January 16, 2024,
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