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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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.

Did You Know...

Dehumidifiers help reduce mold growth.

News & Events:

GRBJ Highlights Efforts of Get the Lead Out!

A recent article in the Grand Rapids Business Journal reports how HUD's investment in fixing houses for lead was a lifeline for contractors during the recent downturned economy. When the housing market crashed and remodeling came to a screeching halt, the federal investment kept some contractors very busy. 

According to the report, "In the last decade, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has funded 65 percent of lead remediation in the city of Grand Rapids, with a combined total of $23 million (invested) from HUD and matching funds."


[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, April 2nd from 8:00am-5:00pm (held at Fricano Place, 1050 W. Western, Muskegon MI 49441)
Thursday, April 30th from 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, May 28th from 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday, June 17th from 8:00am-5:00pm

Unless stated otherwise, 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
Price Change Effective May 1st
Cost for RPOA Memebrs/Get the Lead Out! Participants: $150.00
Cost for non-members: $170.00

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

 

 


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 refresher course for those who have already received their EPA certification.

Dates for Upcoming Classes:

Wednesday, April 8th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday April 15th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday May 6th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday May 20th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday June 3rd from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday June 10th from 8:00am-12:0pm
Wednesday June 24th from 8:00am-12:00pm

Cost for RPOA Members and Get the Lead Out! Participants: $110.00
Cost for non-members: $125.00
Price Change Effective May 1st
Cost for RPOA Members and Get the Lead Out! Participants: $130.00
Cost for non-members: $145.00

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

To register call (616) 454-3385.