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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Asthma

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.

Did You Know...

Roaches can cause asthma attacks.

News & Events:

[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: 

Tuesday, June 17th from 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday, July 23rd from 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, August 21st from 8:00am-5:00pm

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

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

 

 


[Event] 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 a refresher course for those who have already received their EPA certification.

Dates for Upcoming Classes: 

Wednesday, January 14th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, January 28th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, February 12th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, February 17th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, March 5th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, March 12th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, March 25th from 8:00am-12:00pm

Cost for RPOA Members and Get the Lead Out! Participants: $110.00
Costs for non-members: $125.00

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

To register call (616) 454-3385.


Giving Thanks for Healthy Homes

There are many neighbors and parents like Grasiela who are thankful for the Healthy Homes Coalition this holiday season.  They are thankful for Healthy Homes, and we're thankful for our supporters.