The Darwin D. Martin House by Frank Lloyd Wright will be the site for a healthy homes event Tuesday. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

Making housing healthy and free from environmental contaminants like mold, asbestos and lead will be the subject of an event Tuesday by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo.

The "Energy + Health + Housing: Unlocking Potential in New York State" event will be held at 10 a.m. at the Martin House Complex at 125 Jewett Parkway.

Representatives from agencies and organizations across the state – including the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, PUSH Buffalo, the state Department of Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and others – will participate in the event, which will demonstrate "how a collaborative approach by the public, private, financial and philanthropic sectors can improve the quality and affordability of housing for low-income communities," NYSERDA officials stated.

The goal is to "develop stronger local economies and cleaner, more sustainable communities while potentially reducing significant medical costs associated sub-standard housing conditions," according to NYSERDA.


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