Pursuing New Housing Opportunities
ICCF is continuously pursuing new ways to create housing opportunities and programs that serve our communities and respond to God’s call to justice. ICCF often works to take forgotten spaces and turn them back into beautiful places in their communities.
ICCF is currently working on several developments throughout the Grand Rapids area which will bring beautiful and affordable homes to local families.
ICCF is collaborating with MSHDA, the MEDC, and the City of Grand Rapids to fund the renovation of Eastern Elementary Apartments. This four-story historic building will include 50 apartment units – including 8 studio apartments, 31 one-bedroom apartments, 10 two-bedroom apartments, and 1 three-bedroom unit. The school will uniquely serve families with low to moderate incomes, including families who earn 40-120% of the Area Median Income. We hope to start construction on Eastern Elementary Apartments soon.
ICCF is adding 65 mixed income housing units to the Baxter and Madison neighborhoods at 501 Eastern. ICCF removed three dilapidated buildings and began construction in the fall of 2018. This new development, which includes a community room, exercise room, and kids’ room, will add vibrancy and density to a community facing an affordable housing shortage and rising rents. 17 units are designated for formerly homeless youth. Bethany Christian Services will offer supportive services in collaboration with ICCF to these residents.
ICCF is now planning for the redevelopment of the former Grand Rapids Christian High School building at 415 Franklin in partnership with Madison Square Church: Ford Campus. The first floor will include worship and activity space for the church as well as a nonprofit office. The second and third floors will be repurposed as residential, providing 40 affordable apartments funded primarily through Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2019.
ICCF began construction on new affordable housing on the west side in fall 2018 to ensure low income households and families continue to have a place in this community. The five story development will have 64 units– 51 affordable units and 13 market rate units. Commercial bays owned and operated by Rockford Development will occupy the ground floor. Stockbridge residents will have access to a community room, exercise room, and kids’ room on the first floor as well. Estimated completion date for this project is winter 2019.
ICCF will soon complete a mixed-income senior living facility at 424 South Division in the Tapestry Square community. Southgate is a 4-story independent senior living facility with 56 homes and on-site clinic space.