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.

Habitat for Humanity Build Days April 1 & 14

St. Mark’s UMC and Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity are partnering to help the Woodruff and Marshall families build safe and affordable homes this fall! We need 7 volunteers (age 16 and older) on the build site, for two dates: Thursday, April 1, for exterior painting and Wednesday, April 14 for cleaning day; 7:45am-2:30pm. No experience needed as training, build materials, and safety equipment will be provided. Location is in Southwest Indy (exact address given upon registration). Review COVID-19 build safety guidelines.

Click here to find out more about the Woodruff family.
Click here to find out about the Marshall family.

Contact Joe or Diane Newton for questions at joediane244@att.net

Mentors Still Needed 

Have you ever embarked on something new in your life and were thankful you had someone to walk alongside you throughout the process? Habitat offers that same sort of support to their first-time homebuyers through a group of Mentor volunteers.

Click here for more info, or contact Joe or Diane Newton at joediane244@att.net.

Habitat for Humanity 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.