The Inner City Forum (ICRC) was formed in 2005 and based in Johannesburg Gauteng Province South Africa. ICRC was emerged as a legal resource and funding mobilisation organisation for the Inner City Forum (ICF).
ICF was formed in 2000 as a response to the growing housing problems that communities were facing. These problems included evictions carried out by landlords and local government authorities. There also the problems of water and electricity being cut off if people were unable to pay.
Between 2000 and 2001 the ICF had grown from 10 initial members to 200 strong members representing some 20 buildings in the inner city. In 2002 the ICF became part of the anti-iGoli 2002 program. The iGoli program was a Gauteng province initiative that sold municipality assets to privately owned companies. Water and Electricity management became
Privately owned. The program also provided a frame work for the sales of state controlled housing and education structures.
In 2006 because of the unstableness of the many tenants in the Inner City (Most tenants because of high rentals and policy harassment could not stay in one place for long. Also that the ICF could not fund its activities) its activities became less and the Inner City Resource Centre (ICRC) took over. To date has a total of 1900 members representing close to 50 buildings.