Get the Lead Out!

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We are working to end childhood lead poisoning in Grand Rapids. That is why we offer property owners up to $20,000 in assistance to remove lead hazards from their homes.

Eligible Homes

  • Located in the City of Grand Rapids
  • Built before 1978
  • Owner-occupied homes or one- to four-unit rental properties
  • Vacant rental units may also qualify

There are different eligibility requirements for homeowners and landlords. You can see these guidelines below.

 

Homeowner Eligibility

  • Own and occupy the home
  • Household income is within Annual Income Limits
  • A child under age 6 or a pregnant woman lives in the home, or a child under age 6 receives childcare in the home

Think you qualify? We have application instructions to walk you through the process.

Apply to Get the Lead Out!

 Landlord Eligibility

  • Tenant household income is within Annual Income Limits
  • Tenant households include a child under the age of six or a pregnant mother
  • All past-due debt to the City (taxes, fines, fees) are paid
  • Pay a co-pay or 10% of the cost to remove the lead (minimum co-pay is $300)
  • Properties must be marketed to families with young children, at affordable rents for at least 3 years after the work is done
  • Landlords or their staff must become EPA-Certified Renovators.  If you need this training, call the Rental Property Owners Association at 616-454-3385.

Think you qualify? We have application instructions to walk you through the process.

Apply to Get the Lead Out!

Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan

Phone: 616-241-3300 ext. 306
www.gettheleadoutgr.com

Kent County Health Department

Phone: 616-632-7058
www.accesskent.com/Health

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Phone: 517-335-8885
www.michigan.gov/lead

The National Lead Information Center

Phone: 800-424-5323
www.epa.gov/lead