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...

Indoor environmental factors can trigger asthma attacks: dust mites, molds, cockroaches, pet dander, and secondhand smoke.

The Issues:

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Lead

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.

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.