GHS is working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to provide assistance in applying for the Lead Free Homes Program.
This program helps families in various cities in Michigan and specifically in Flint live in a healthier home by removing lead sources that may exist in and around the home. Residents of Flint do not pay for any of the work and families may receive $10,000 - $20,000 of FREE work on their home.
In order to qualify, the home must be located in the City of Flint, the owner of the home, apartment complex, condominium, etc. must be the one to sign and agree to the application. As long as there is a child under the age of 19 and/or pregnant female residing in the residence who is Medicaid eligible the family will qualify. There may be other means by which the family could qualify for the home repair, so when in doubt the family should fill out an application. These qualifications are specific to the City of Flint residents and not necessarily for other cities in Michigan.
We also receive a list of Flint City residents from MDHHS that already qualify for the program but have not signed up and may not know they qualify. We call, make home visits, and send out letters to those individuals to help them sign up. GHS completes this initial contact and sign up, once the application reaches MDHHS their staff take over.
Flint Residence can always call us for further information or to check and see where they are on the list of scheduled home inspections. For further questions or to schedule an appointment with one of our staff call: (810) 257-3777.