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 Landlords
Does your rental property need lead-hazard repair work?
You may qualify for affordable lead removal and renovation.
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, you can download an application for rental property owners here, as well as the paperwork needed to qualify your tenants.
Outside the City of Grand Rapids
State of Michigan
Did You Know...
Even children that seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies.
Landlords and tenants must receive the booklet "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home." This is the same booklet required for disclosure when renting pre-1978 rental units. For more information on disclosure, click here.
State of Michigan Application(214 KB)
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.