In Case of Emergency

If a child has severe symptoms of lead poisoning, such as vomiting or seizures, get immediate help by calling 911.  If a child is suspected of being exposed to lead, make an appointment with the child's health care provider or county health department to have a blood test done.

Applications for Homeowners

Interested in making your home lead-safe? 

Your household may qualify for affordable or even free lead removal. 

 


 

City of Grand Rapids 

How to Apply

Call Healthy Homes Coalition at (616) 241-3300 or complete this intake form and email it to candace@healthyhomescoalition.org. If you would like to get started on your application package, it can be downloaded here.

 

Outside the City of Grand Rapids 

State of Michigan

Lead Safe Home Program

(866) 691-5323 

Download the State of Michigan Lead Hazard Reduction Program Application

 

City of Wyoming

Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program

(616) 530-7266

View Wyoming Homeowner Housing Rehab Program Details

 

Kent County 

Housing Rehabilitation Program 

(616) 632-7410 

Download the Kent County Housing Rehabilitation Pre-Application

 

Muskegon County

Lead Hazard Reduction Program

(231) 724-1259 

Download the Muskegon County Lead Hazard Reduction Program Application

Did You Know...

Childhood lead poisoning causes irreversible brain damage, but is 100% preventable!

News & Events

Kent County Lead Task Force Hears from Leading Specialists

Four experts in the area of lead poisoning provided detailed presentations to the Kent County Lead Task Force on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Board Chair Jim Saalfeld formed the Lead Task Force in September 2016 to investigate the issue and seek solutions to lead poisoning in children. Healthy Homes Coalition Executive Director Paul Haan serves on the task force.


Governor Appoints Healthy Homes Coalition Executive Director to Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board

GRAND RAPIDS – Governor Snyder appointed Paul Haan, Executive Director of the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan, and Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss to the newly formed Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board created by Executive Order on June 10.

“It is an honor to be asked to serve in this important role,” said Haan. “We have a 15 year history of effectively fighting childhood lead poisoning in west Michigan, and I look forward to leveraging that knowledge in service to all the children of Michigan. Our goal will be to help focus this work on solving the root environmental causes of lead poisoning, including lead-based paint, lead-laden soil, and tainted water. It’s not enough to just test and treat kids. We have to get at the source.”


Healthy Homes and KCHD Seek Answers to 30% Increase in Lead Poisoned Kids in GR in 2015

On March 14, 2016, the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan and the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) spoke with representatives from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to begin exploring why there was a 30% increase in the number of children with elevated blood lead test results in Kent County in 2015. In 2014 there were 470 children with blood lead levels ≥5.0 ug/dL* in Kent County. In 2015, that number rose dramatically to 610 children. The initial request on that day was to review historical data to identify potential abnormalities related to WIC testing sites in the City of Grand Rapids, geography (zip codes), and time of year (quarter).