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.

News & Events

Tasha's Story Helps Bring Change

When Tasha began attending Parents for Healthy Homes’ Monday Matters meetings, she wasn’t sure where she fit in. Tasha’s son was poisoned by lead in the ’90s. At the meetings, she found strength in learning she wasn’t the only one that had to fight for her child.

She says, “you don’t find a lot of parent groups that have the support, and they’re trying to take action... there is a small group of us, but we fight for so many parents.”


Healthy Homes Protects Overlooked Children

In the coming weeks, the Healthy Homes Coalition will be re-launching its fire safety program in a special campaign to reach Spanish-speaking families in the city of Wyoming.


Making the Invisible Visible

What the Eyes Don't See is the title of Flint heroine Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s book about the Flint water crisis. It’s an appropriate title for a book where behind the scenes dealing resulted in thousands of children ingesting lead through their drinking water. However, it's also an accurate statement when it comes to children being poisoned by lead in communities like Grand Rapids that have long had safe drinking water.

We need to be able to see lead. The technology to measure lead in the environment has existed for decades.  This technology needs to be used to stop kids from hurting. Learn five specific ways to make invisible lead hazards visible.

 


Healthy Homes
Coalition of West Michigan

Our mission is to prioritize children's health and wellbeing by eliminating harmful housing conditions, beginning in Grand Rapids’ hardest hit neighborhoods. We achieve that mission through direct services, community organizing, and continuous collaboration.

The Issues:

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Mold & Moisture

Mold can cause health problems and trigger allergies and asthma attacks. With adequate moisture​, mold can grow anywhere in the home. It can also be controlled, making the air easier for all to breathe.  The Healthy Homes Coalition helps families understand mold problems and access the resources needed to make repairs.