Green and Healthy Task Force

​​​​​​​​​As mandated by the passage of HB169, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development established the Green and Healthy Task Force in July 2023, which will meet quarterly for a period of three years. The purpose of the task force is to advance the alignment, branding, and coordination of resources to more effectively deliver green and healthy housing for low-income households in the State, examine the public and private resources needed to address the housing needs of low-income communities, develop policy and statutory recommendations to eliminate barriers to low-income households achieving healthy, energy-efficient, affordable, and low-emission housing and engage with interested parties and collaborate with other entities that can help advance the goals of the task force, including experts in the field of healthy, energy-efficient, and low-emission housing.

On or before July 1, 2024, and each July 1 through 2027, the task force shall report its findings and recommendations to the Secretary of Health, the Secretary of the Environment, the Commission, the Governor, and, in accordance with §2-1257 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly.

Task Force Members

​DescriptionOrganizationName​​Title
Chair: The Secretary of Housing and Community Development, or the Secretary’s designee;DHCDJake DaySecretary, DHCD
Deputy ChairDHCDRobyne ChaconasDeputy Director, CDA programs, DHCD
Two members of the Senate of Maryland, appointed by the president of the Senate;SenateAlonzo WashingtonSenator, District 22
SenateVacant
Two members of the House of Delegates, appointed by the speaker of the house;HouseDana SteinDelegate, District 11B
HouseNick AllenDelegate, District 8
The Secretary of Human Services, or the Secretary’s designee;DHSRafael LopezSecretary, DHS
The Director of the Maryland Energy Administration, or the Director’s designee;MEAEric CoffmanMEA, Division Director of Energy Programs​
One representative of the Office of People’s Counsel;OPCCarissa RalbovskyAdministrator
One representative of the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust;MAHTKecia CampbellProgram Administrator
One representative of the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative;GHHIRuth Ann NortonPresident and CEO
One representative of Maryland Energy Efficiency Advocates;MEEAJim GrevattManaging Consultant
One member who is an expert in public health;MDHCliff MitchellDirector, Environmental Health Bureau
One representative from affordable housing developmentEnterprise Community Development Inc.Christine MadiganInterim President, Enterprise Community Development
Statewide Weatherization contractorTotal Home PerformanceMatthew HargroveOwner
One member from a community concerned with environmental justice;City of BaltimoreAva Richardson​Sustainability Director, Dept. of Planning
One member who has received assistance from a low–income program that delivers energy savingsVacant
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Upcoming Meetings

  • ​​​October 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  • November 15, 2023 at 1:00 PM

The meetings are accessible at the link below on the scheduled dates and time for each.

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Past Meetings​

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