Mission Statement

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

Vision Statement

All children will grow up in healthy homes free of environmental hazards, accomplished through policy impact, advocacy, outreach, 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.

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...

In the U.S., asthma results in 1.8 million emergency room visits, 497,000 hospitalizations, and 4,000 deaths each year.

Resources

Healthy Homes Coalition Strategic Plan(2.7 MB)

Strategic Plan for 2014

News & Events:

GRBJ Highlights Efforts of Get the Lead Out!

A recent article in the Grand Rapids Business Journal reports how HUD's investment in fixing houses for lead was a lifeline for contractors during the recent downturned economy. When the housing market crashed and remodeling came to a screeching halt, the federal investment kept some contractors very busy. 

According to the report, "In the last decade, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has funded 65 percent of lead remediation in the city of Grand Rapids, with a combined total of $23 million (invested) from HUD and matching funds."


[Event] EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Certification Classes

The RPOA provides certified EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) training for landlords and contractors.

Dates for Upcoming Classes: 

Thursday, April 2nd from 8:00am-5:00pm (held at Fricano Place, 1050 W. Western, Muskegon MI 49441)
Thursday, April 30th from 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, May 28th from 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday, June 17th from 8:00am-5:00pm

Unless stated otherwise, all classes are held at the Rental Property Owners Association at 1459 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

 

Cost for Get the Lead Out! Participants: $110.00
Cost for RPOA Members: $130.00
Cost for Non-Members: $150.00
Price Change Effective May 1st
Cost for RPOA Memebrs/Get the Lead Out! Participants: $150.00
Cost for non-members: $170.00

To register, contact the Rental Property Owners Association at (616) 454-3385

 

 


EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Refresher Classes

The RPOA provides certified EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) training for landlords and contractors. Please note: This class is intended as refresher course for those who have already received their EPA certification.

Dates for Upcoming Classes:

Wednesday, April 8th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday April 15th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday May 6th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday May 20th from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday June 3rd from 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday June 10th from 8:00am-12:0pm
Wednesday June 24th from 8:00am-12:00pm

Cost for RPOA Members and Get the Lead Out! Participants: $110.00
Cost for non-members: $125.00
Price Change Effective May 1st
Cost for RPOA Members and Get the Lead Out! Participants: $130.00
Cost for non-members: $145.00

All classes are held at the Rental Property Owners Association at 1459 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503.

To register call (616) 454-3385.