Leading Innovation for a Green and Healthy Tomorrow (LIGHT)
What is LIGHT?
The LIGHT Program is the partnership and coordination branch of Baltimore Housing's Division of Green, Healthy and Sustainable Homes. Case coordinators through the LIGHT Program screen clients for comprehensive health, energy, safety and financial needs and provide case management services to help clients utilize all the available services they need to become more stable and safe in their homes. The LIGHT Program works internally within Baltimore Housing to better streamline and integrate resources and externally with public, non-profit and private partners to collaboratively braid resources to more holistically meet clients' needs.
The LIGHT Program screens clients for resources ranging from energy-efficiency/weatherization, home rehabilitation, lead hazard reduction, fall/injury prevention, asthma reduction, healthcare, employment, financial security and more. Through this triage model of coordination, Baltimore Housing seeks to better serve families in Baltimore City.
How Do Clients Apply
Agencies in partnership with the LIGHT Program provide direct referrals for clients who require a more triaged approach to meet their needs. From there, LIGHT Coordinators schedule home visits to conduct comprehensive screenings for program eligibility and assist with applications and on-going case management.
To become a participating agency in the LIGHT Program or find out more information, contact Matthew Lyons, LIGHT Projects Director.
For a copy of the LIGHT Referral Form, please click here.
The LIGHT Program depends on a strong network of partner agencies to effectively coordinate services with. Major partners of the LIGHT Program include:
Abell Foundation, Baltimore CASH Campaign, Baltimore City Community Action Partnership, Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore Community Foundation, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge, Civic Works, Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, Come Home Baltimore, Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc., Constellation Energy, Healthcare Access Maryland, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Park Heights Renaissance and Rebuilding Together Baltimore