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...

Childhood lead poisoning causes irreversible brain damage, but is 100% preventable!

News & Events:

Looking for a Hero

The Healthy Homes Coalition is looking for that one-in-a-hundred student for a great internship opportunity this summer. We are looking for a graduate that has leadership qualities, is a self-starter motivated by a sense of justice - especially for children, knows how to serve, and is more interested in building allies than adversaries even when working on justice issues.


Introducing Our New Office

In case you haven't heard - Healthy Homes is on the move! Read more about the move and new office here.


The Poison Pot

Last week, Jenn noticed a pot on a familiy's stove during a home visit. Being trained in lead poisoning prevention, Jenn knew just how dangerous this beautiful pot might be.