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.

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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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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:

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.