A nonprofit is leasing two houses from another nonprofit to provide affordable transitional housing.

Mel Trotter Ministries, which serves people experiencing homelessness in Grand Rapids, said last week it is leasing two of the 177 properties purchased last year by the affordable housing nonprofit ICCF.

The two- and three-bedroom homes, located on Grand Rapids’ West Side at undisclosed addresses, were renovated through ICCF by church sponsors and volunteers before leasing to Mel Trotter.

The tenants, who already have begun to move in, are all single men who have completed Mel Trotter programs and have steady incomes,