Integrated Community Solutions, Inc. has over three decades
of extensive and varied experience in administering housing and
social service programs in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the Brown
County area. ICS had its origins in 1974 as a part of a
national housing experiment. Brown County was selected by HUD
as one of two sites for testing a major innovation in national
housing policy. The Housing Allowance Experiment in Brown
County and in St. Joseph County, Indiana , provided direct monthly
assistance to low-income homeowners and renters. They were
allowed to find their own housing subject to housing quality
standards. This experiment, scheduled to run ten years, began
phasing out in 1982 by changing the renter participants to the
Section 8 Rental Assistance program. This program is now known as
the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
In July 1997, the Housing Allowance Office of Brown County, Inc.
officially changed its name to Integrated Community Services, Inc.
(ICS, later Integrated Community Solutions). ICS, a non-profit
corporation, is committed to its defined mission of
bringing people and housing together with quality
services that promote self-sufficiency throughout
Wisconsin. The agency fulfills this mission by acting
as a catalyst in the development of programs which evolve from
appraisals of community resources and needs. In partnership
with various governmental bodies, alternative and cost-effective
methods of program administration and management are
provided. The new name more accurately reflects the mission
and purpose of the agency.
Today ICS serves the community through a variety of
programs including the Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance
program, Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership and various
2605 S. Oneida St. Suite 106
Green Bay, WI 54304 | 920-498-3737