The Healthy Homes Coalition is a proud partner of the Get the Lead Out! program. More than 1,350 homes have had lead hazards abated through this financial assistance program. Click here to learn more.
Lead paint was used in homes before it was banned in 1978. A large percentage of homes built in Grand Rapids before that time have exisitng lead paint. The original owners or builders are likely long since gone, and the paint companies no longer make lead paint.
So, who is ultimately responsible for fixing lead?
Sign up here to join us for a free bus trip to Lansing! We will be meeting directly with Michigan state legislators to learn and to share concerns about childhood lead poisoning.
Free breakfast and lunch is included. Questions? Contact Talor Musil at 616-241-3300
Our mission is to improve children's health and wellbeing by eliminating harmful housing conditions. We achieve that mission through policy and advocacy, outreach and education, direct services, and continuous collaboration.
Hundreds of Kent County children are needlessly poisoned by lead every year. To help children thrive and succeed in life, we need to ensure that the homes where they live are free from lead hazards. Lead poisoning is 100% preventable. The Healthy Homes Coalition helps make homes lead safe so children are protected.