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.

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FREE Lead Testing Kits

Are you worried that you might have lead in your home? We can give you the tools you need to know for sure.

You are at risk if you have a child under age 2, are pregnant, or are planning a pregnancy AND you live in a home built before 1978. Be a champion for your child and get your free lead testing kit by clicking here.


Safe Water for Grand Rapids' Children

To ensure the safety of Grand Rapids' children, the Healthy Homes Coalition began testing the water at the Baxter Child Development Center on Wednesday, July 19. The water testing, which will identify any lead hazards in the drinking water, is part of a larger project the Healthy Homes Coalition is conducting in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Along with protecting children, the project also has the goal of developing a commonsense protocol for water testing in child care facilities across the nation.


Healthy Homes Partners with Environmental Defense Fund to Test Water in Child Care Facilities

The Healthy Homes Coalition is continuing its partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in 2017 to test a new, emerging model for ensuing children have safe water when away from home by  testing water in two Grand Rapids child care centers. The partnership with EDF builds upon a 2016 partnership where the organizations tested water for residents impacted by partial lead service line replacements.


Healthy Homes
Coalition of West Michigan

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.

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Mold & Moisture

Mold can cause health problems and trigger allergies and asthma attacks. With adequate moisture​, mold can grow anywhere in the home. It can also be controlled, making the air easier for all to breathe.  The Healthy Homes Coalition helps families understand mold problems and access the resources needed to make repairs.