About Us

At ICCF, we believe God desires our community to be a healthy and vibrant place for all people to have opportunity to flourish and have safe and beautiful homes they can afford.

Respect

All people are created in God’s image, exist in the light of his love and ought to be treated with dignity and respect.

Opportunity

All people have innate gifts.  We come alongside our neighbors encouraging them to develop new skills and abilities so that they can increase their own housing independence and achieve other personal goals.

Beauty

Our housing is designed to affirm the dignity of its residents; it is environmentally sustainable, complements surrounding architectural character, inspires neighborhood pride and is well-constructed to ensure long-term affordability.

Vision

A healthy, vibrant community in which people of all walks of life have the opportunity to grow and thrive.

Mission

In response to God’s call to justice, ICCF provides housing opportunities and services that encourage family responsibility and independence, thereby helping to build stable communities.

Staff & Board of Directors

Our team is guided by ICCF’s mission, vision, and values, and is passionate about making places to come home to.

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Financial Reports

ICCF strives to maintain transparency in the community we serve. An overview of our annual finances and our complete Form 990 are available to view.

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Careers

How can you advance justice and shalom in the greater Grand Rapids area, tangibly blessing our neighbors on the economic margins? How can you make places to come home to?

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Our History

ICCF was founded in 1974 and assists more than 2,200 low-to-moderate income families each year. Our history is marked by God’s grace and generosity of thousands of donors.

1974A donated home is renovated by volunteers from Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church, marking the beginnings of ICCF.
1985New Lease/Purchase Program allows families to lease homes prior to homeownership. ICCF hires first homeownership counselor.
1990Family Haven opens, providing families with emergency housing. ICCF also purchases Carmody apartments on Madison and begins its permanent rental program.
1991U.S. Congressman Paul Henry speaks at the groundbreaking for Pleasant Prospect Homes, ICCF’s scattered site, rental development consisting of 15 affordable duplexes.
1994ICCF launches its first homeownership training class. ICCF also builds its first new home from the ground up.
2004ICCF begins building all homes to Energy Star standards, which saves money and the environment.
2007ICCF renovates and moves its main operations to the former D.A. Blodgett Home for Children.
2009ICCF finishes its 500th home and celebrates its 35th anniversary. ICCF staff provides foreclosure intervention services to hundreds of local families from 2007-2013.
2012ICCF’s mixed-used, economically diverse urban housing development named “Tapestry Square” opens.
2014ICCF celebrates its 40th anniversary of making places to come home to.
2015Long-term CEO, Jonathan Bradford retires after 34 years of leadership. Ryan VerWys is welcomed as the new CEO of ICCF.
2016ICCF breaks ground in downtown Grand Rapids for a 24 unit mixed-income, mixed-use building. 6 units will be allocated to youth aging out of foster care.
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