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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Pests Overview

Common pests can be more than just annoying. They can also be health hazards. Cockroaches, mice, and rats – in addition to the chemicals we use to control them – can contaminate the air in our homes and trigger asthma and allergy attacks. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic method of pest control that addresses serious pest infestations and prevents pests from getting out of control in the first place.  The Healthy Homes Coalition can help families control pests to prevent asthma attacks and help with allergies.

Did You Know...

Carbon monoxide poisoning deprives the body of oxygen and can quickly lead to death.

News & Events:

Annual Report Released

The Healthy Homes Coalition recently released our Annual Report for 2014. We serve a representative cross section of the greater Grand Rapids Community with an emphasis upon low-income families. See this post for a snapshot of our family partners and a link to the full report.


What's the Deal with Lead Poisoning in the 49507 Zip Code?

Late last week, the Michigan Department of Community Health publicly released childhood lead poisoning data for 2013.  At the Healthy Homes Coalition, we were shocked to see that the 49507 zip code in Grand Rapids topped the list for the number of children lead-poisoned in any one zip code in the state of Michigan. In this zip code, more than 150 children were reported with lead poisoning.  What does this mean for Grand Rapids and the impact of the Get the Lead Out! program?

Read this blog post to learn more about what this means for Grand Rapids.


[Event] Training Opportunity: Essentials for Healthy Homes Practitioners

When: November 6 & 7 - 8:30am-5:00pm
Where: Home Repair Services
             1100 S. Division
             Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Cost: Free with optional lunch

The 2-day training will help you understand the connection between health and housing and how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents. 

Register Online Here!