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.

Did You Know...

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

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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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:

Housing for Families with Children


Earlier this month, Healthy Homes Coalition Executive Director Paul Haan delivered the following comments to the Grand Rapids City Commission in regards to the draft Great Housing Strategies plan being considered for adoption by the City.

The chief concern shared by the Healthy Homes Coalition is that this plan work equally hard to create opportunities for families with children. Providing affordable, safe, and healthy housing for families pays a multitude of dividends and keeps our communities and our children strong.

Healthy Homes for Educational Success Updates

The Healthy Homes Coalition is at it again - convening dozens of partners to change the way we do business in Grand Rapids. This summer, the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan and partners are developing a program called Healthy Homes for Educational Success

Healthy Homes Coalition Part of National "Pay for Success" Demonstration Project

Today, the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund’s (SIF) Pay for Success program, and its collaboration partner Calvert Foundation, selected five service providers to participate in regional Pay for Success (PFS) projects. The Healthy Homes Coalition, along with Health Net and the Asthma Network were selected as service providers for the Grand Rapids, MI project.  These organizations will partner with Spectrum Health and Priority Health to develop and implement a local model for west Michigan.