Project Title & Description
Southwest Detroit and South Dearborn: Healthy Homes- Healthy Businesses Project
Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision's (SDEV) Level II CARE Project is designed to reduce risks from four environmental problems that were chosen as top priorities by the stakeholders participating in the Level I CARE project: 1) mobile source air pollutants 2) stationary source air pollutants 3) incompatible land uses and 4) lead poisoning. The Healthy Business program will target businesses to make improvements that will reduce health and environmental risks. Auto body shops, scrap and container yards, and trucking industries will be recruited to a join the Healthy Business Coalition to implement a range of voluntary actions to lessen their negative impacts on residents who live in close proximity to these operations. The Healthy Homes program will provide risk-reduction tools to households at highest risk for lead poisoning in Southwest Detroit and South Dearborn, and provide tools to households with asthma and breathing problems. Through these comprehensive efforts SDEV can achieve measurable reductions in risks from priority concerns that were identified in the Level I process.