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

Habitat for Humanity Build Day: August 7 @ State Fairgrounds

St. Mark’s UMC and Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity are partnering to help the Martin Family build a safe, affordable home! We need 10 volunteers (age 16 and older) on the State Fair build site, Saturday, August 7, 2021 @ 8:45 AM-12:30 PM, for exterior painting. No experience needed; materials provided. Volunteers will receive a ticket to the fair and a treat from the Dairy Bar.

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.

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