April 9, 2023

Seymour Christian School Reimagined

ICCF Community Homes is currently in the planning stages for a redevelopment of the former Seymour Christian School at 2550 Eastern Ave SE in the Alger Heights neighborhood. The proposal would convert the existing, vacant school building into 27 homes in a condominium association. All units would be two stories, contain two or three bedrooms, and include a small, private patio space.

The development would include a beautiful shared common courtyard and gazebo. Inside the building, residents would share a community room, mail room, and extra storage spaces. ICCF’s intent is to make at least half of the units available to households with limited income. The homes would be sold through ICCF’s Community Homes Land Trust model, maintaining the affordability of the homes beyond the first generation of owners. To date, ICCF has sold 15 homes at other locations through the land trust, which was the first of its kind in Grand Rapids.

Our next step is to secure funding for this development in order to ensure that half the units can remain affordable. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dakota Riehl, Real Estate Development Manager, at [email protected].

ICCF Community Homes

ICCF Community Homes is the oldest non-profit affordable housing provider in the state of Michigan. Active in the Grand Rapids area since 1974, ICCF serves over 2,000 households a year through its programs and services. Program offerings include Family Haven emergency shelter, over 700 units of affordable rental housing, newly constructed homes for purchase, homeownership education and financial counseling.

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