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 amd 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...

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


Healthy Homes Coalition Strategic Plan(2.7 MB)

Strategic Plan for 2014

News & Events:

Housing for Families with Children


Earlier this month, Healthy Homes Coalition Executive Director Paul Haan delivered the following comments to the Grand Rapids City Commission in regards to the draft Great Housing Strategies plan being considered for adoption by the City.

The chief concern shared by the Healthy Homes Coalition is that this plan work equally hard to create opportunities for families with children. Providing affordable, safe, and healthy housing for families pays a multitude of dividends and keeps our communities and our children strong.

Healthy Homes for Educational Success Updates

The Healthy Homes Coalition is at it again - convening dozens of partners to change the way we do business in Grand Rapids. This summer, the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan and partners are developing a program called Healthy Homes for Educational Success

Healthy Homes Coalition Part of National "Pay for Success" Demonstration Project

Today, the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund’s (SIF) Pay for Success program, and its collaboration partner Calvert Foundation, selected five service providers to participate in regional Pay for Success (PFS) projects. The Healthy Homes Coalition, along with Health Net and the Asthma Network were selected as service providers for the Grand Rapids, MI project.  These organizations will partner with Spectrum Health and Priority Health to develop and implement a local model for west Michigan.