John M. Carman is the Vice President of Operations at the Inner City Christian Federation in Grand Rapids. He represents CEDAM’s Region 3 (West Michigan).
What is the history/purpose of your organization, in one sentence?
ICCF provides housing opportunities and services that encourage family independence and responsibility thereby helping to build stable communities.
What do you do at your organization?
My duties include oversight of our two main divisions, Real Estate Development and Management (buildings) and Housing and Family Services (People). In addition I perform a variety of support tasks including policy development, interpretation, and application; public sector grant administration; first line IT management; outcome reporting; building management; general problem solving; and senior organizational leadership.
Is there anything special we should know about you or your organization?
I have been with ICCF for 20 years and have played a role in growing our programs and services to deliver a continuum that is able to meet families at the point of their housing need. We serve more than 2,000 households annually.