Healthy Homes

Many communities in the U.S., including those in Ingham County, are facing a crisis in the availability of safe, healthy, affordable rental housing. Learn about national efforts to combat this problem at www.makeroomusa.org and local efforts at www.glhc.org

How does housing matter? Learn about the latest findings on the impact of housing factors on health, educational and employment outcomes: http://howhousingmatters.org/

New Booklet! Comprehensive Healthy Homes Guide & Presentation: 
You Deserve a Healthy, Safe, Stable, Affordable Home (PDF) 27MB Download of Full Guide

I. Healthy Homes Basics (PDF, 3.59MB)
II. Renters Rights & Responsibilities (PDF, 3.69MB)
III. Stretching Your Dollars & Building Wealth (PDF, 2.17MB)

To request a presentation on some or all of these topics and/or hard copies of this booklet, contact Adrienne DeFord at 517-887-4503 or adeford@ingham.org.

Free Products and Services - Lead & Healthy Homes
If your child has a lead-level of 5 mg/DL or above, you can receive a lead-safe cleaning supply kit with EPA lead quick-check swabs for your home (kit and swabs valued at $200), provided you participate in a 45 minute informational session. 

If you have a child under six or pregnant woman living in your home and you are low-to-moderate income, you are eligible to receive up to $10,000 to test and make your home lead-safe. Rental property owners can receive up to $8,000 (vacant properties can qualify as long as you agree to promote the home to families with children). To learn more call 1-866-691-5323 or visit www.michigan.gov/leadsafe or download the application here.

Households utilizing the Lead Safe Home program are also eligible to receive a Healthy Homes investigation to identify and remediate health and safety hazards (mold, chemicals, lead, asbestos, radon, trip and fall, carbon monoxide, electrical, fire.) Families with a child with severe-persistent asthma are encouraged to apply and will receive priority.

Asthma Info and Help
Visit www.midmichasthma.org to learn about the Mid-Michigan Asthma Coalition and the free events and services they offer throughout the year. Click here to get MMAC's Asthma Info for Parents fact sheet. See notation about healthy homes grants for families with asthma above.

Legal Help
Legal Services of South Central Michigan / Legal Aid provides free legal information and assistance  to residents within 25% of poverty. Call 1-888-783-8190, M-Th 9am-11am and Thurs 5pm-7pm.

Comprehensive Healthy Homes Guide & Presentation: You Deserve a Healthy, Safe, Stable, Affordable