Healthy Housing Resources

Below are some tools and resources to provide information for yourself or clients about healthy housing education and resources. 


  • Urban League of West Michigan
    Foreclosure prevention, landlord/tenant affairs and rental delinquency counseling
  • Community Rebuilders
    Ending homelessness. Short-term, ,low- barrier, temporary housing
  • Dwelling Place
    Affordable housing services and neighborhood revitalization
  • Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan
    Assists in the application process for lead hazard control program. Visual assessment, hands-on education, and referral for services.
  • Housing Impact Program
    Grants for home improvement projects and down payment assistance. Support for home modifications for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
  • Kent County Community Action
    Home rehabilitation and weatherization services. Utilities assistance.
  • Senior Neighbors
    Case management, healthy aging, home maintenance, housing assistance, Medicare and Medicaid counseling.
  • Home Repair Services
    Offer critical repairs to homes when health or safety factors are at risk. Wheelchair ramp, grab bars or other accessibility for low-income residents. Do-it-yourself training.


Financial Education & Employment

  • Inner City Christian Federation
    Foreclosure counseling. Help maintaining employment, increasing income, refining budgets, and developing financial skills.
  • Urban League of West Michigan
    Employment assessment, employment counseling and placement services such as completing job applications, resume development and preparing for interviews.
    Offers multiple classes to meet the goals and needs of residents, including quarterly Leadership Training (LINC Academy for Social Transformation).
  • Step Forward Michigan
    Financial assistance to catch up on mortgage or tax payments for those who qualify.


Food Security & Transportation

  • Community Food Club
    Member-based grocery store for any Kent County household at or below 200% federal poverty.
  • SECOM Resource Center
    Healthy pantry, free cooking and healthy eating courses.
  • Our Kitchen Table
    Educational and food gardening resources, Southeast Area Farmers' Market, opportunity to purchase bulk whole foods.
  • Kent County Community Action
    Meal and transportation services for seniors.


State of Michigan Certified Lead Inspectors and Risk Assessors in (616) area code as of 11/07/2018                                                          

Full statewide list can be found at:

**This list in no way implies the quality of the services provided by those listed other than to note that they are certified by the State of Michigan as of 11/07/2018. No warentee is implied.




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