The Clean House Initiative

A Lifeline Environmental initiative to promote homes that are free of Asbestos and Lead for a cleaner housing stock in Baltimore City.

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Project Description

Did you know?

Even though Asbestos and Lead was banned in 1978 a lot of Baltimore City homes still contain these hazards?

 Our Mission

Lifeline Environmental's mission is to serve commercial and residential clients in Maryland, DC, and Virginia with safe solutions to remove asbestos, lead, and other environmental hazards. We want to meet customers’ needs with education and problem-solving in their most critical environmental situations. We developed the Clean House Initiative to create a clean housing stock for all home buyers in Baltimore Maryland.

The problem:

Baltimore City is one of the oldest cities on the east coast with it just celebrating its 225th Birthday. So, it goes without saying that the housing stock is just as old. Building components like lead-based paint and asbestos-containing building material were widely used when these houses were constructed before they were banned in 1978. Currently, Baltimore is seeing a surge in development on commercial and residential properties alike. Because of the vast amount of vacant properties, the need for development is paramount. However, residential properties, unlike commercial properties, are being bought and sold every day under the “As Is” category which emphases that no repairs or work will be done by the owners before the sale.  These properties entice home buyers because of their seemingly affordable price tag but can have extensive environmental issues to the untrained eye.

What are we going to do about it?

As an environmental remediation company, Lifeline Environmental knows firsthand how delicate it is to express the need for removal and often the price is too much to handle without outside resources. We want to bring awareness to the plight of homeowners who are living with environmental hazards. Our Clean House Initiative wants Baltimore City to create a subsidy no less than $5,000.00 to assist homeowners, landlords, and developers with the costs of the removal of these hazards. We need your support to give it a voice.  By supporting Lifeline Environmental’s Clean House Initiative we can create a cleaner housing stock that will make these hazards a thing of the past where they belong, and that is just the beginning.

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3 Main Points to The Clean House Initiative
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  • The Clean House Initiative will remove environmental hazards from vacant properties so future homeowners will not have to carry the burden of navigating a whole house abatement project that would otherwise uproot their entire household. We will be working with home buyers, developers, property managers, to showcase the first of many Clean House Initiative Houses in Baltimore.
  • The Clean House Initiative is a workforce development model:
    • Training local and returning citizens to do environmental remediation.
    • Hire to remove these hazards to return pride and ownership to the communities that
    • Live in the homes that they worked on as a work-release program.
  • The Clean House Initiative will become the new standard of the housing industry by improving regulations for residential properties and creating subsidies for homeowners to take advantage of for abatement projects on their home.

The Clean House Initiative will spur education and inclusion among current city residents among all the new development in the city. We need you to be a part of this change.

Why fund us?

This is the First Stage of the Clean House Initiative: Awareness and Scale

While you share our Clean House Initiative we will be offering Walkthroughs for Contributions to our Campain.

Interactive Website

Smaller Mobile equipment for our residential projects

A year’s lease at the Startup Nest

Who are you Funding?

A mom, a Business Woman and Wife

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Aisha Dorn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Lifeline Environmental and The Clean House Initiative

There are two properties that we inspected that helped establish the 3 focal points of the Clean House Initiative. The first property was a residential customer that was very enthusiastic about learning more about the asbestos abatement process for some asbestos that she had in her home. She invited us to her home to inspect some asbestos wrapped pipe insulation. We sat and talked with her and when it came to the pricing she looked completely deflated and over whelmed. She replied that she had been living there for over 50 years and she never knew of the dangers. As residential properties go she had a large amount of asbestos wrap pipe insulation and a few years before our inspection she had re boiler replaced. The company that she hired to replace her boiler cut right through the asbestos and sat it on the side leaving the area completely disturbed. The other property was a block of row homes that were being demolished because they sat vacant for so long with environmental hazards.

The Clean House Initiative and iFundWomen

The Clean House Initiative first Phase is to get the word out and raise awareness while supporting the growth of Lifeline Environmental. That is what makes iFundWomen the perfect platform to share our story and connect with the community. Think of taking the Pledge as signing a petition showing your support and signing up for a walkthrough as being a part of the work we are doing to remove these hazards from homes.

Social Round

We want to create a social movement that is easy for everyone to engage in. We want to encourage sharing the Hashtags, Pledges, and your personal stories. The Sticker Challenge is for communities to take action by “tagging” the properties that should be Clean House Initiative Houses. showing everyone the need for a Clean House Initiative.

Contributions for Walkthroughs

For District of Columbia and Maryland Residences Only: Any contributions of $50.00 or more will get you a 1-hour Consultation: Walkthrough from a Lifeline Environmental representative a $150.00 value. This offer is valid for the start of the campaign September 11, 2017 until the end of the year December 31, 2017.

09/22/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$25
09/22/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
09/28/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$10
09/28/2017
Be Social! Take the Pledge!
$10
09/28/2017
Be Social! Take the Pledge!
$10
09/28/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$20
I Approve
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
4 Supporters
Contribute
Take The Clean House Initiative Pledge
$10
Be Social! Take the Pledge!

Download the pledge and display it at home or work! When you give we will include you in our Live Video Updates and our Live Social Media Thank you. Every Friday we will kick off the weekend with our Live Videos.

2 Supporters
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$50
Limited Time Offer Contribute to our CHI Campaign and receive a 1-hour Walkthrough Consultation! Comes with CHI Pledge and Stickers!

For District of Columbia and Maryland Residences Only: Any contributions of $50.00 or more will get you a 1 hour Consultation: Walkthrough from a Lifeline Environmental representative a $150.00 value. This offer is valid for the start of the campaign September 11, 2017 until the end of the year December 31, 2017. One Contribution= 1 home Two Contributions=2 homes If you have more than 3 properties please call for for for a special group rate.

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$20
Clean House Initiative Window Sticker! (Front Adhesive Sticker)

Get 4 Stickers to Display on the window of your home, car, or in your place of business. It's a great way for a community to show their support!

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$30
Clean House Initiative Window Stickers! (Front and Back Adhesive Sticker)

Get two Sets of 4 Stickers!! One set to display on the window of your home, car, or in your place of business. The other stick on your neighborhood vacant property! It's a great way for a community to show their support! Don't forget to share to Lifeline Environmental Facebook and Twitter pages!

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Rewards

I Approve
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
4 Supporters
Contribute
Take The Clean House Initiative Pledge
$10
Be Social! Take the Pledge!

Download the pledge and display it at home or work! When you give we will include you in our Live Video Updates and our Live Social Media Thank you. Every Friday we will kick off the weekend with our Live Videos.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Limited Time Offer Contribute to our CHI Campaign and receive a 1-hour Walkthrough Consultation! Comes with CHI Pledge and Stickers!

For District of Columbia and Maryland Residences Only: Any contributions of $50.00 or more will get you a 1 hour Consultation: Walkthrough from a Lifeline Environmental representative a $150.00 value. This offer is valid for the start of the campaign September 11, 2017 until the end of the year December 31, 2017. One Contribution= 1 home Two Contributions=2 homes If you have more than 3 properties please call for for for a special group rate.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
IwantaCHIstickergreen
$20
Clean House Initiative Window Sticker! (Front Adhesive Sticker)

Get 4 Stickers to Display on the window of your home, car, or in your place of business. It's a great way for a community to show their support!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
IwantaCHIstickerwithme
$30
Clean House Initiative Window Stickers! (Front and Back Adhesive Sticker)

Get two Sets of 4 Stickers!! One set to display on the window of your home, car, or in your place of business. The other stick on your neighborhood vacant property! It's a great way for a community to show their support! Don't forget to share to Lifeline Environmental Facebook and Twitter pages!

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