Partnership empowers previously homeless men
Single men who have completed programs at Mel Trotter Ministries have new options in affordable housing, thanks to a new partnership between MTM and the Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF).
ICCF will lease two properties to Mel Trotter Ministries, who will walk alongside the program graduates and provide ongoing aftercare services.
The houses, located on the west side of Grand Rapids, offer five rooms between them with monthly rent ranging from $350 to $450 plus utilities. A peer support person will also live onsite to help tenants adjust to their new living environment.
“Our community faces a daunting challenge as there is simply not enough housing that is affordable to low-income, working individuals,” said Ryan VerWys, CEO of ICCF. “No single organization can solve the problem of homelessness and we’re thrilled to work with Mel Trotter Ministries on this project.”