New Brunswick has a unique housing market that poses many challenges for low- and moderate-income families. New Brunswick Tomorrow (NBT) is tackling these challenges head-on with the Healthy Housing Collaborative.
The New Brunswick Healthy Housing Collaborative was created in 2017 as part of the BUILD Health Challenge sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The collaboration includes NBT, RWJH St. Peters, and the Middlesex County Department of Health. The goal is to improve health outcomes by identifying and mitigating the housing health hazards facing New Brunswick residents, particularly within the Esperanza and Unity Square neighborhoods.
At the start of the program, a team of six community leaders were trained and deployed as Healthy Housing Ambassadors to conduct home assessments and assist residents in navigating challenges such as contaminants, safety hazards, pests, water/mold, lead and asbestos. Over 230 people signed up for housing assessments and 130 assessments have been completed. New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids is proud to partner with NBT on this program and various other community impact programs.SHARE: