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ICCF Community Homes
ICCF Community Homes
415 Martin Luther King Jr. St. SE, Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49507


2022 revenue $6.11 million

Founded in 1974

Website: iccf.org

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

ICCF began with a single donation of a home to a church in 1974. Volunteers decided to renovate the house and sell it to a low-income family. Decades later, the scope of our work has increased significantly, but our heart remains the same. We believe that everyone deserves safe, affordable housing — and that stable housing is essential to foster a thriving community.

How did housing become an issue in our community? Discriminatory housing practices have historically disenfranchised African-American neighbors and other minorities. From slavery to segregation and from overt redlining to subtle discrimination, minorities face significant barriers to stable housing. Low housing inventory and skyrocketing costs also make homeownership impossible for many neighbors. Rising rent prices keep families in poverty with no alternative housing.

Additionally, inflation and poverty cause many hardworking families to find themselves one crisis away from homelessness. Wages have not kept up with rising housing costs, and one-quarter of families with children in Grand Rapids live in poverty. The ICCF team is available to share more about the history and challenges our community faces with your business, church, civic group, school or organization.


EXPLORE: Attend ICCF Community Homes’ annual spring Houses to Homes Gala or join us for an upcoming Lunch & Learn. Find a variety of upcoming donor and community events at iccf.org/events.

JOIN: Whether framing a new home, serving a meal, or providing administrative help, volunteers are a crucial part of what we do. Put your skills to use with individual and group volunteer opportunities that can be tailored to your abilities and availability. Find details at iccf.org/volunteer.

HELP OTHERS: Donations of supplies help us reduce overhead costs and help more families. Provide goods and services, construction and office materials, or items from the ICCF Wish List found at iccf.org/donate.

DONATE: Your tax-deductible donation is an investment in people and the community. Support ICCF Community Homes by joining Home Base, our monthly giving club, giving a one-time gift, or pursuing employer-matching contributions, United Way-directed giving, and planned giving opportunities. Find details at iccf.org/donate.

SHARE: The housing crisis is complex, but you can become an informed advocate and help spread the word. Ask ICCF Community Homes to bring the story of families needing affordable housing to your location with tailored timing and focus. Get started by reaching out to our team at iccf.org/contact.


Houses to Homes Gala
Guests gather to celebrate the work accomplished in the past year and the work yet to do in creating equitable opportunity and affordable homes.
Homes & Hope Legacy Society Luncheon
This luncheon is an opportunity to share our gratitude with donors who have included a legacy contribution to ICCF Community Homes in their estate plans.


Ryan VerWys CEO

Michelle Covington Vice President of Advancement

Molly Petersen Vice President of Finance
Jan van der Woerd Vice President of Real Estate Development and Management
Berniz Constanza Terpstra Vice President of Housing and Family Services
Lee Hardy Board Chair
Eunice Lopez-Martin Vice Chair
Cameron Young Board Secretary
Tom Prince Board Treasurer

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