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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
City of Wyoming
Did You Know...
Childhood lead poisoning causes irreversible brain damage, but is 100% preventable!
News & Events
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.
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.