Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Habitat for Humanity

Joel Reichenbach of Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity spoke to Kiwanis about the organization and the home they are building on Tague street in Indianapolis.  Their mission is stated as "seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. We envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live."
 Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity has served 875 families.  81 families have paid off their mortgage.  Each family is required to qualify for a mortgage and go through home ownership and financial management classes.  Once qualified they must perform 300 hours of sweat equity along with the Habitat team.  When they accept the house they are liable for the assessed fair market value of the home on a 0% mortgage. 

The house being built on Tague street in Greenfield is the second one in Greenfield.  Partners in building it include Willow Branch United Methodist Church, Elanco, the Fire Department and others.  The projects are funded through the mortgages, donations, and proceeds from the Restore retail operation,  To find more information about Indy Habitat go to

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