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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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.

Did You Know...

The Healthy Homes Coalition relies upon dozens of volunteers each year to install smoke alarms, get the word out, and help families.

News & Events:

October 19-25, 2014 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

This year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,” focuses on the many ways parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects.

See this post for tips to protect your family.


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.