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.

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.

Did You Know...

The Healthy Homes Coalition can help parents and landlords test their homes for radon and provide guidance on how to make repairs.

News & Events:

Carbon Monoxide Kills: More than Half of Carbon Monoxide Poisinonins Occur During the Winter Months

GRAND RAPIDS – West Michigan residents are at increased risked of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning during the winter heating season due to malfunctioning furnaces and non-vented appliances. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than half (53.5%) of CO exposures occur between November...

[Event] EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Certification Classes

The RPOA provides certified EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) training for landlords and contractors.

Dates for Upcoming Classes: 

Thursday, January 29th from 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday, February 24th from 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, March 26th from 8:00am-5:00pm

All classes are held at the Rental Property Owners Association at 1459 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

 

Cost for Get the Lead Out! Participants: $110.00
Cost for RPOA Members: $130.00
Cost for Non-Members: $150.00

To register, contact the Rental Property Owners Association at (616) 454-3385

 

 


[Event] EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Refresher Classes

The RPOA provides certified EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) training for landlords and contractors. Please note:This class is intended as a refresher course for those who have already received their EPA certification.

Dates for Upcoming Classes: 

Wednesday, January 14th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, January 28th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, February 12th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, February 17th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, March 5th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, March 17th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, March 31st from 8:00am-12:00pm

Cost for RPOA Members and Get the Lead Out! Participants: $110.00
Costs for non-members: $125.00

All classes are held at the Rental Property Owners Association at 1459 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

To register call (616) 454-3385.