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.

News & Events

Emergency Care Specialists: Helping the Community In and Out of the Hospital

Emergency room visits can become a part of life for the families Healthy Homes serves, especially those families who deal with severe asthma. Of the six million children in the US with asthma, about 1 in 6 will need emergency care. Dealing with the uncertainty of an asthma attack or any emergency can be upsetting and stressful; it’s beyond important to receive care that is trustworthy and helpful.

That’s where care providers like Emergency Care Specialists come in. ECS is a local group physicians, emergency medicine residents, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who provide emergency care to patients in West Michigan.  


Hotdogs and Healthy Homes: Thanks, Yesterdog!

It may seem like an unlikely duo, but Yesterdog and Healthy Homes go way back, and we are thankful for their support and for all the good they do for the Grand Rapids community. 


Flashback Friday: Strong Families Celebration

Summer is nearly finished, but we had such a good one, we don't want to forget it. Today, we're looking back at the first annual Strong Families Celebration from this July and soaking in the good summer vibes while they last, and remembering the importance of celebrating families for all they do all year.


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.

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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.