National Center for Healthy Housing

Activities Completed November 1-November 30, 2018

  • Obtained code inspection checklist for Grand Rapids
  • Completed code comparisons for Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Battle Creek; Flint is pending
  • Developed interview questions for use in face-to-face meetings with local personnel
  • Scheduled on-site meetings with code and related personnel in Battle Creek & Grand Rapids (both Dec 18) and Detroit & Flint (Dec 19)
  • Completed and submitted second quarterly report in e-grams system (I’m pretty sure this went through this time, but please double check on your end)

 

 

Activities Completed October 1-October 31, 2018

This past month (Oct 2016), we completed teleconferences with local personnel in Detroit and Flint. We also completed initial reviews of existing code language in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids and Detroit. On the teleconferences, local personnel committed to providing local protocols used in Flint, Detroit and Grand Rapids. The teleconferences were held as follows:

 

10/19/18 – Call with Dilep Patel and Arthur Rushin, Detroit BSEED (Detroit Buildings Safety Engineering and Environmental Department)

10/16/18 – Call with Nicole Rodden Bowen, Director of Single Family Housing Repair in Detroit

10/18/18 - Call with Dr. Pamela Pugh, Lydia Starrs, Billie Mitchell, Jenny LaChance.

 

We have also begun preliminary planning to conduct site visits in the four jurisdictions (Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, and Battle Creek) possibly in early December.

 

Activities Completed August 1-August 31, 2018

 

Aug 30, 2018 Teleconference with Flint personnel: Ms. Suzanne Wilcox (Director of Planning & Development), Dr. Pamela Pugh (Flint Chief Health Advisor) and NCHH staff Dr. David Jacobs and Ms. Sarah Goodwin was completed. The project was described. Documents to be reviewed by NCHH will be forthcoming from Flint that are associated with local codes and inspection procedures.

Aug 29, 2018 Teleconference with Grand Rapids Lead Free Kids Advisory Committee (Mayor’s group) – The nature of the TACTIC Project was described. The Mayor stated that she was pleased that Grand Rapids had been selected as one of the 4 local jurisdictions. After the project progresses further, the possibility of a face-to-face meeting with the Advisory Committee was discussed

Aug 22, 2018 Teleconference with Mark Kincannan, director of Detroit’s lead code enforcement program. He agreed to assemble key staff in Detroit for a teleconference to be scheduled shortly after Labor Day when his staff is back from vacations.

Aug 16,2018 Code review template to be used for all 4 jurisdictions’ code review initiated. Final draft expected by mid-September

Aug 16, 2018 Financial status report for July was submitted. We’ve also reviewed the requirements for the obligation report in preparation for that becoming available on Sept 8, 2018

 

Activities Completed July 1-July 31, 2018

 

July 12, 2018 Second request for teleconference sent to BellD@detroitmi.gov; Ortizl@detroitmi.gov; markkincannon01@gmail.com in Detroit

July 13, 2018 Teleconference with Grand Rapids city manager and staff completed

July 16, 2018 Phone call with Dr. Pamela Pugh in Flint

July 27, 2018 Financial reports sent to Michigan staff to augment on-line submission

July 30, 2018 All codes from the 4 cities obtained through on-line searches (see table below)

July 31, 2018 Code analysis begins, teleconferences with Flint and Detroit still pending

 

Activities Completed June 1-June 30, 2017

 

June 5 – Notice to proceed was received after grant information successfully entered into system

June 6-18 – Emails requesting initial kickoff teleconferences to introduce the project were sent to cognizant officials in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Flint and Detroit

June 19 – Teleconference completed with Battle Creek, links to codes received

June 26 – Flint officials respond to email request, Teleconference with Dr. Pamela Pugh to begin to identify key individuals completed

June 27 – Face to face meeting with Detroit lead poisoning prevention advocate (during the HUD Healthy Homes conference in Anaheim)

June 29 – Teleconference scheduled with city manager and staff from Grand Rapids for July 13, links to local codes received