This summer, Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) is collaborating with Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on a project called “Happy, Healthy Homes.” In partnership with Larissa Johnson, Residential Energy Program Manager from DEP, this project is bringing a welcome bag of resources to over 1,700 affordable apartments developed by MHP to help residents keep money in their pockets and live happier and healthier lives.
This project officially launched in May 2019 at Beall’s Grant Apartments in Rockville with attendees including County Executive Marc Elrich, County Councilmember Sidney Katz, and DEP Director Adam Ortiz. Residents at Beall’s Grant were not only able to interact with representatives from Montgomery County’s DEP, Division of Solid Waste, and Department of Transportation, but they also received their “Happy, Healthy Homes” welcome bags. These reusable shopping bags are packed with information about energy assistance programs, recycling in Montgomery County, and transportation alternatives. They’ll also save residents five cents every time they visit the grocery store!
The launch of this program is only the start of this partnership. MHP, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and DEP will hand deliver these bags to residents at apartments developed by MHP throughout the coming weeks. We’re excited to see how this partnership informs and equips residents with the invaluable information about saving money while utilizing green lifestyle options and services.