Intern Interviews 52: Healthy Homes Month Kickoff with Grant Award

WCCA TV intern, Kevin Figueroa, attended the Healthy Homes Month Kickoff with Grant Award presented to Colony Retirement Homes III on Thursday, April 11. HUD New England Regional Administrator Juana Matias returned to Worcester to join Mayor Joseph Petty, City Manager Eric D. Batista, and the Healthy Homes Office to kick off Healthy Homes month and present a grant award to Colony Retirement Homes III for energy efficiency measures for their 100 units. All of the units are assisted through a Project-based Section 8 Contract. FEMA's National Risk Index notes Colony Retirement Home III is located in an area that has a relatively high social vulnerability score, meaning social groups are susceptible to the adverse impacts of natural hazards, and may be exposed to hurricane, lightning, and winter weather hazards. The Biden-Harris Inflation Reduction Act allocated $837 million to HUD for the program. To date, HUD has put more than $544 million in program grants and loans into the hands of individual assisted housing property owners to improve the health, safety, and energy efficiency of properties that more than 12,600 low-income individuals and families call home. Colony Retirement Homes III is located at 101 Chadwick Street, Worcester, MA 01605. Also in attendance were Michael Mills and Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes III.

Posted April 19th 2024 6:29pm.

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