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...

Cockroaches can fit in a crack as thin as a dime.

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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Accidental Injury Overview

By definition, an accidental injury is an injury that could have been prevented. While 100% of all home injuries cannot be prevented, many can.

Together, burns and scalds, falls, and poisonings are responsible for 86% of home injury deaths. The Healthy Homes Coalition helps families to be safe in their homes.

News & Events:

Taking Control (with a little support)

I recently received a call from Erica, a mother that my co-worker Courtney and I had worked with in the summer of 2014.

When Healthy Homes began working with Erica, she was renting a home where the landlord had not been using lead safe work practices to repair the siding. That work created toxic lead dust where her twin toddlers would play.

Healthy Homes for Educational Success January Update

The Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan and partners met on September 17 for the second Healthy Homes for Educational Success all partner meeting. Program partners are engaged in and supportive of the updated program design.

Environmental Concerns Reflective of Racial Inequity

The Healthy Homes Coalition continues to stand in solidarity with the people of Flint. Their brave actions have caught the attention of many across the nation who have grown comfortable with environmental racism and injustice. In a recent article posted to the Rapidian, Partners for a Racism Free Community speaks to the wider injustice and offers a call to action.

"Water is a natural resource that, in the developed world, we often take for granted. On a daily basis, most people in the United States do not question whether or not their drinking water is safe. In Grand Rapids, most people don’t think about tap water so dangerous that its consumption could lead to negative health outcomes and bathing in it a dermatological disaster. Environmental activism exists, in this country, as an idealists’ pursuit, not as an existential emergency."

"However, there are the stories that have gone untold for far too long that are now being thrust into the light as a result of the disaster in Flint."

Read more here.