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 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.

The Issues:

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Asthma

Asthma is the most common chronic health problem in children.  It affects 9.6% of children nationally and is the leading cause of visits to the emergency room and missed school days.

Rates of asthma continue to increase. Children, females, African-Americans, the poor, and urban dwellers and disproportionately affected. Asthma is a life-long condition but can be managed by monitoring and controlling environmental triggers.  The Healthy Homes Coalition helps families assess their homes for common asthma triggers and can connect families with resources to make their homes asthma-safe.

News & Events

FEMA Awards Healthy Homes Coalition $51,451 for Fire Safety Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced an award of $51,451 on September 9, 2016 to the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan to make 400 homes safer for children. The award will allow the Healthy Homes Coalition to teach fire safety and install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms in 400 homes.


Matthew Breathes Easier!

This spring, our Healthy Housing Specialist Jennifer Spiller began working with Luom and her 5-year-old son, Matthew. Matthew’s asthma was causing him to have a lot of sleepless nights from waking up coughing. Luom was already working with Matthew’s doctor and the Asthma Network of West Michigan to control his asthma, and Healthy Homes was invited to assess their home to see if his environment might be worsening his symptoms.


Target 8: Poison paint jobs still endangering GR kids

The WOOD TV Target 8 News Team continues to expose scofflaw painters and contractors who are creating lead hazards that can poison children.