The Healthy Homes Coalition is a proud partner of the Get the Lead Out! program. More than 1,200 homes have had lead hazards abated through this financial assistance program.  Click here to learn more.

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.

Did You Know...

Asthma triggers can put children in the hospital. Mice, rats, and cockroaches are common asthma triggers.

The Issues:

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Pests Overview

Common pests can be more than just annoying. They can also be health hazards. Cockroaches, mice, and rats – in addition to the chemicals we use to control them – can contaminate the air in our homes and trigger asthma and allergy attacks. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic method of pest control that addresses serious pest infestations and prevents pests from getting out of control in the first place.  The Healthy Homes Coalition can help families control pests to prevent asthma attacks and help with allergies.

News & Events:

Report: Stress from Living in Poor Quality Housing Impacts Children's Wellbeing

According to recent issue brief published by the MacArthur Foundation, parents’ stress from living in poor quality and unstable homes takes a toll on children’s wellbeing. The brief, entitled Poor Quality Housing Is Tied to Children’s Emotional and Behavioral Problems, examines how housing characteristics impact the wellbeing of children and families. 


Protecting Their Sons

Steve and Katie Harvey had no idea how much they would discover about the hazards in their home when they called the Healthy Homes Coalition. “It was scary and unexpected,” said Katie.

 


Lead Costs the People of Michigan $300 Million Every Year

A new report released by the University of Michigan Risk Science Center estimates that childhood lead exposure costs Michigan residents $330 million annually, and a statewide remediation program would pay for itself in three years.