Hearts & Hands of Indiana is a grass-roots organization incorporated as a not-for-profit in June, 2009. Its mission is to acquire abandoned, foreclosed, or otherwise derelict houses in the near-west side neighborhood of Indianapolis, to rehabilitate these houses, and then sell them to low-income families who will be mentored throughout the home buying process.
These low-income families would not otherwise be able to experience the benefits of homeownership but are able to qualify for Hearts & Hands houses because volunteer labor and management results in home prices below those of comparable properties. Prior to final selection, each family receives a thorough education on the home-buying process itself and then further education and mentoring on the execution of the process.
The area our Mission serves is located on the near-west side of Indianapolis, much of it includes two areas known as "Haughville" and "Hawthorne" communities.
These neighborhoods have suffered from loss of jobs and a high crime rates. Of the estimated 1,003 houses in our service area, approximately 32.1% of them are vacant. Our current strategic goal is to complete up to 4 homes per year beginning in 2019.
In this era of a downtown residential renaissance, the near-west of Indianapolis is an island of great need. Although, our work is significant time is running out. More homes need to be purchased, rehabbed and sold or the neighborhood will quickly see more displacement.
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Housing , Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach , Neighborhood Revitalization . Skills :