Don't Just Spring Clean - Green Clean!

With Spring around the corner, remember that there are ways you can reduce chemical exposure in the home by cleaning with safe products. Household products like lemon, baking soda and vinegar can be used as safe alternatives to harsh chemicals. See this entry for more detailed green cleaning ideas.

Healthy Homes Goes to Lansing

In recent weeks, staff from the Healthy Homes made a pair of quick visits to Lansing to provide testimony to both the House and Senate Department of Community Health Appropriations subcommittees.  The purpose of the testimony was to thank legislators for making a first-time ever allocation of $1.25 million in general revenue funding for lead hazard control.

Three Pathways

In January 2014, the Healthy Homes Coalition began holding a series of one-on-one conversations with community leaders. We expected to get the word out about our mission. What we didn't expect was to be blessed with insightful guidance on how that mission can be advanced so that all children grow up in healthy housing.

49507! Project Creates Opportunity for Healthy Homes

Last summer, the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan received a $1.42 million settlement from Wells Fargo Bank after claiming the bank neglected foreclosed properties in predominately black neighborhoods in the 49507 zip code. By partnering with the Healthy Homes Coalition, some of that settlement is being used to make neighborhood housing healthier.