Michigan Resources for Healthy Homes and Lead

The following state-wide resources are available to help you create and maintain a healthy home:

CLEARCorps Detroit www.clearcorps.org 313-924-4000
CLEARCorps Detroit has compiled a list of certified lead inspector/risk assessors to help Rental Property Owners comply with the City of Detroit Property Maintenance Code that  requires all rental property owners to get an annual Certificate of Compliance.

Energy Assistance Hotline 
Family Independency Agency

Homeownership Classes
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority has a list of FREE local homeownership and home maintenance classes.
Website: www.mshda.info/counseling_search/
Phone: (517) 373-6840

Michigan Alliance for Lead Safe Homes
The Safe Homes/Safe Kids: Michigan Alliance for Lead Safe Homes is committed to eliminating childhood lead poisoning and its adverse effects in Michigan.
Website: http://www.mileadsafehomes.org

Michigan Community Action Agency Association
Michigan's 30 Community Action Agencies offer free programs and services to help low-income families with weatherization, energy efficiency, affordable housing, and foreclosure prevention.
Phone: (517) 321-7500

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

Department of Health and Human Services Hotline 

Child & Family Services 
(517) 335-8885

Headstart Programs 
(517) 482-1504

Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program 
(517) 335-8885

Lead Safe Homes Program
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers assistance in finding and removing lead-based paint hazards for low-income families in certain target areas.
Website: www.michigan.gov/leadsafe
Phone: (517) 335-9390

Lead Safe Home Registry
This Michigan Department of Community Health registry lists homes that have received a professional lead service.
Website: www.michigan.gov/ismyhomeleadsafe 

WIC Program 
(517) 335-8979

Michigan Energy Options
Michigan Energy Options offers home audits and weatherization programs to help make your home more energy-efficient.
Website: www.michiganenergyoptions.org 
Phone: (517) 337-0422

Michigan Housing Locator
This is a free resource for finding affordable rental housing.
Website: www.michiganhousinglocator.com

Michigan License Lookup
If you are having work done on your home, make sure the people you hire are properly licensed.

Builders, maintenance, and alteration contractors:
Phone: (517) 373-8376

Electricians, plumbers and mechanical contractors:
Phone: (517) 241-9313

Michigan Tax Assessor Directory
Check if the property taxes are paid up to date through your local tax assessor's office. Find your county website here.

Michigan Renter's Assistance
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority provides rental assistance through the housing voucher program for low-income families.
Lansing office phone: (517) 373-9344
Detroit office phone: (313) 456-3540

MIOSHA Construction Health & Safety Division 
(517) 322-1608

MDEQ Waste Management Division 
(517) 373-1170