Mission Statement

The mission of the Healthy Homes Coalition is to improve children's health and wellbeing by eliminating harmful housing conditions.

Vision Statement

All children will grow up in healthy homes free of environmental hazards, accomplished through policy and advocacy, outreach and education, direct services, and continuous collaboration.

Values and Operating Principles

Leadership - We will be the most trusted and respected resource in children's environmental health.

Health and Wellbeing - We will promote children's potential by ensuring their environmental safety.

Collaboration - We will continuously seek to expand our impact by working with others.

Respect - We will provide culturally sensitive services to all in a way that respects dignity.

Empowering Families - We will use a family-centered approach to provide tools, resources, and knowledge to families.

Environmental Justice - We will seek to promote environmental justice and health equity in all of our actions.

Best Practice - We will use evidence-based and data-driven methods in all our services and efforts.

Integrity - We will be above reproach in all our personal and professional relationships.

Visibility - We will be first in mind for those seeking to improve children's environmental health.

Sustainability - We will continuously learn and be proactive in regards to people, planet, and profit. 

 

Did You Know...

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Resources

Healthy Homes Coalition Strategic Plan(2.7 MB)

Strategic Plan for 2014

IRS Form 990 (2015)(231 KB)

Federal tax form for the year ending June 30, 2015.

Join the Healthy Homes Team! Job Openings.

Healthy Homes has a number of job openings. We will be hiring an Administrative Assistant to begin work July 1 or sooner. We are also taking resumes for a Public Relations position and a Community Organizing position, with projected start dates in July.  All positions are full time.

 


Healthy Homes Issues Lead In Water Report

The Healthy Homes Coalition partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund in 2016 to take a deep look into the safety of drinking water in Grand Rapids. Specifically, the groups were interested in knowing if street reconstruction including the replacement of water mains was posing any danger to the residents of Grand Rapids. In other cities, this kind of construction has been known to raise the content of lead in water above safe levels. Could the same be said of Grand Rapids


Michigan Legislature Considers Lead Appropriations and Policy

While much of the media coverage about the Flint water crisis has died down, there is much activity in Lansing in regards to childhood lead poisoning. Most notable at this time is the Governor's request for $2 million in funding for the newly formed Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission. This request is working its way through the legislature, with the House and the Senate both offering different perspectives. There are also six bills that have been introduced to address lead exposure.