Monthly Mission Focus – Habitat for Humanity
In Indiana, the average hourly wage necessary to afford a two‐bedroom unit is $14.03; more than half of Hoosier renters cannot afford the fair market rate, according to an Indiana 211 Partnership Community Report. Research shows that our homeownership program leads to benefits beyond housing, including improved mental health, a decreased reliance on social services, and improved academic achievement of children.
Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity unites the community with people in need to provide the life-changing opportunity to purchase and own simple, quality, affordable homes. Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.
St. Mark’s UMC and Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity partnered in April to help the Woodruff and Marshall families build safe and affordable homes. Additional volunteer opportunities can be found on the general volunteer calendar at indyhabitat.org. No experience needed as training, build materials, and safety equipment are provided. Review COVID-19 build safety guidelines.