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

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

Empowering Families - We will use a family-centered approach to promote housing environments where children thrive and achieve their highest potential.

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

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

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

IRS Form 990 (2015)(231 KB)

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

Lifting Parent Voices, The COFI Way

Every second Monday of the month at 5pm, the conference room at the Healthy Homes Coalition fills up with parents. They file in, greet each other warmly and find their usual seats.

Over a quick dinner, weekly stories are swapped and pictures are shared as parents catch up. Parents for Healthy Homes meetings are part support group, part advocacy work, part leadership training class, and all parent connection.

The leadership training component is a result of our relationship with Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI), a nonprofit organization based out of Chicago which connects parents to one another, helping turn their voices in actionable change.  COFI was created in 1995, with former community organizer Barack Obama as a founding member.


Why Parent Voices Matter More

Two stories featuring parents who are fighting to end childhood lead poisoned were told in local news this past week.

These two stories represent the voices of parents whose children are directly affected by the threat of lead poisoning in the community. They are just two of thousands more in the city.

Asthma: The Overlooked Housing Hazard

While efforts to fix lead paint hazards in Grand Rapids are currently in process and in the news, it’s important to remember that asthma is another major health concern for children in the city.

(Photo Credit: PracticalCures.com)