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 Poisoning Task Force Work Continues

The 16-member Kent County Lead Poisoning task force continues to meet to investigate ways in which the County can work towards elimination of lead poisoning


$24 Million in New Funds for Fixing Michigan Homes

The State of Michigan announced in November that it would be receiving a Medicaid waiver allowing it to spend  nearly $24 million a year for the next five years on fixing lead hazards in homes. To be eligible, the home must be occupied by a Medicaid enrolled child with an elevated blood lead level. However, dollars can be used  for primary prevention in the City of Flint and in other "target communities" to be identified by the State. Get the Lead Out! partners in Grand Rapids are working to bring those dollars to Kent County.

 


Kent County Lead Poisoning Task Force Welcomes Public Participation

Late last year, the Kent County Board of Commissioners appointed a 16 member task force to investigate ways in which the County can work towards elimination of lead poisoning. That task force has been meeting monthly since January, taking testimony from a variety of subject matter experts.