Every family in Kent County deserves to grow up in safe healthy homes. But too many families are living in homes where they are at risk of health hazards, due to lead poisoning, asthma triggers, or preventable accidents.
As you prepare your kids to go back to school this fall, you will want to get your home ready too. Contact the Healthy Homes team at (616) 500-0488 or sign up tinyurl.com/NidoEnroll for a free home screening.
Most lead poisoning in Kent County results from lead paint hazards, so preventing lead poisoning requires removing those risks. In 1978, lead paint was banned in new homes, but the homeowners of these older houses were never informed or given the resources to correct the problem.
Asthma is incurable, but it can be controlled. Get your home screened for asthma triggers to improve your indoor air quality and reduce the chances of asthma attacks in your home. Protect your family from the risks of asthma by signing up for a home screening.
Grand Rapids has an aging housing stock that remains unregulated due to structural discrimination. Healthy Homes wants to advocate for you and your family.
Healthy Homes works with families to identify potential home environmental hazards and address them through education, navigation services, and advocacy.