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Here for a Reason

One ICCF client for nearly forty years has deeply invested in local youth through her role as mom, foster parent, educator, and now member of the ICCF Board of Directors. When Janice moved with her son (age 2) and daughter (age 10) to West Michigan in November 1984, they had nothing. “I had never heard […]

Read Post Oct 10, 2023

Housing Pipeline: October 2023

We’re excited to share the latest real estate & development news from ICCF Community Homes as we pursue equitable opportunity, affordable homes, and thriving neighborhoods. THE SEYMOUR The Seymour will create 27 condo units in the Alger Heights neighborhood at the site of the former Seymour Christian School. We are grateful to have secured over […]

Read Post Oct 05, 2023

Fall 2023 Blueprints

In this edition of Blueprints, you’ll meet Janice Dorsey, an artist, mother, homeowner, and ICCF Community Home’s newest board member. She faced difficult circumstances after arriving in Grand Rapids in the ‘80s, and was put in touch with ICCF. Eventually she was able to buy a home through a program facilitated by ICCF in the Baxter […]

Read Post Oct 04, 2023

Seeds Today, Blessings Tomorrow

Dear ICCF Community Homes friends and partners, One of the biggest blessings of working in affordable housing is getting to meet families who moved from a state of despair to long-term stability and thriving. Many of them are writing their own stories that began before my time at ICCF Community Homes and will continue long […]

Read Post Oct 01, 2023
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