Habitat for Humanity

Monthly Mission Focus – Habitat for Humanity

Did You Know?

Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity offers homeownership opportunities to low-income individuals and families who are unable to obtain conventional home financing.
• In Indiana, more than half of Hoosier renters cannot afford the fair market rate
• Average wage needed for a 2-bedroom rental is $19.00/hour
• Greater Indy Habitat’s home construction costs have more than doubled in the past 5 years

Research shows that Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program leads to benefits beyond housing:
• improved quality of life and mental health
• a decreased reliance on social services
• improved academic achievement of children
• increased prosperity of families as well as the entire community

In 2022, Greater Indy Habitat launched a strategic plan for growth, setting a historic goal to provide 300 housing solutions to people in the Indianapolis region by the end of 2024. This plan was launched to address the expanding gap in racial inequalities and increasing construction and land costs, among other issues.
Visit stmarkscarmel.org/missions to learn more.

How can you help?

  • Financial donations may be given online at stmarkscarmel.org/give or by using the offering envelopes in the blue attendance pads on Sunday morning.
  • Sign up to help on the next “build” (details coming soon).
  • Pray for the Habitat mentors, build volunteers, organizers, and families who need affordable housing.
  • Donate new and used items in working condition to the Habitat ReStore. Visit indyrestore.com/checklist for a complete list of acceptable donations and to find a store nearest to you.

Volunteer Opportunities

Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity: Interfaith Faith Build



Are you planning a home-improvement project? When disposing of appliances, furniture, cabinets, building supplies, etc., please consider donating (new and used things that are in good working condition) to the ReStore!  Your donations are tax-deductible and Habitat will even pick them up. Click here to find the ReStore location nearest you or schedule a pick up visit.

Please contact Stephanie Cohen if you would like to know more.