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.

Did You Know...

The Get the Lead Out! partnership has resulted in more than 1,250 lead-safe homes.

The Issues:

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Lead

Hundreds of Kent County children are needlessly poisoned by lead every year. To help children thrive and succeed in life, we need to ensure that the homes where they live are free from lead hazards. Lead poisoning is 100% preventable. The Healthy Homes Coalition helps make homes lead safe so children are protected.

News & Events:

[Event] Lead Safe Painting and Home Repair Class

April 24th, 2014 - 3:30-5:00pm. Planning on making repairs to your pre-1978 home now or in the future? You are invited to a FREE class to learn how to keep your children safe while making repairs to your home.  Where: Home Repair Services, 1100 South Division, Grand Rapids


Don't Just Spring Clean - Green Clean!

With Spring around the corner, remember that there are ways you can reduce chemical exposure in the home by cleaning with safe products. Household products like lemon, baking soda and vinegar can be used as safe alternatives to harsh chemicals. See this entry for more detailed green cleaning ideas.


Healthy Homes Goes to Lansing

In recent weeks, staff from the Healthy Homes made a pair of quick visits to Lansing to provide testimony to both the House and Senate Department of Community Health Appropriations subcommittees.  The purpose of the testimony was to thank legislators for making a first-time ever allocation of $1.25 million in general revenue funding for lead hazard control.