History

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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