PODER’s Healthy Homes program is an excellent example of solidarity economy and climate resilience. The program is a community-led initiative that aims to improve indoor air quality and promote healthy and sustainable living in San Francisco’s Excelsior District. Members provide free healthy home assessments and offer low-cost home repairs and upgrades to improve indoor air quality and reduce exposure to toxins.
Through our advocacy efforts, we were able to secure $11 million in funding from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to remove lead hazards in public housing units. This funding ensures that families living in public housing are not exposed to lead, a toxic substance that can cause serious health problems, particularly in children.
Healthy Homes promotes climate resilience by addressing indoor environmental issues that can be exacerbated by climate change, such as increased heat waves and air pollution. The program also helps promote respiratory health and increase the resilience of community members to the impacts of climate change.
By contributing a donation today or becoming a member, you can help us build more resilient and sustainable communities that are better equipped to address the challenges of climate change.