Habitat for Humanity

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

ReStore

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.