Healthy Affordable Materials Project


The Healthy Affordable Materials Project seeks to improve the lives and health of affordable housing residents by reducing the use of toxic materials in building products. Through the use of healthier building products and furnishings, the built environment contributes to the improved health of all people, especially lowest income communities.  

The HAMP collaborative goal is to increase the adoption of healthier building protocols and practices within the affordable housing sector, leading to measurable increase in building product specifications that reflect healthier choices. 

This change will result in reduced exposure throughout the system by decreasing or eliminating known harmful chemicals from building products and furnishings widely used in affordable housing.

The Healthy Affordable Materials Project is a four-part collaborative supported by a grant from The JPB Foundation and guided by a board of expert advisors.

Joseph Allen, Director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment

Michael Bodaken, President of National Housing Trust

Lisa Britton, Director of Sales & Marketing and Sustainability Champion at Industrial Louvers, Inc.

Erin Christensen Ishizaki, Partner and co-director of Urban Placemaking at Mithun

Rolf Halden, Ph.D., P.E., Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University

Chunrong Jia, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health at University of Memphis

John McManus, editorial and digital content director for the Residential Group at Hanley Wood

Hilary Noll, Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow working with First Community Housing in San Jose, CA.

Seandra Pope, President & CEO of Rooted Consulting Group

Fran Wagstaff, National Affordable Housing Expert and an innovator who redefined the way affordable housing is perceived, designed, developed and financed

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