Learn About Us
WHO WE ARE:
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis (HFHGI) is an ecumenical Christian ministry that provides low-income individuals and families the life-changing opportunity to purchase and own simple, quality, affordable homes.
WHO WE SERVE:
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis defines “need” as someone earning 30-50% of the average median income (AMI) for the Indianapolis area. That equates to roughly a $20,000 annual income for a family of four at 30% AMI.
WHAT WE DO:
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis (HFHGI) cultivates and educates first-time, low-income buyers within the Indianapolis area. Volunteers and staff work with potential homeowners to prepare them for long-term, sustainable success as homeowners with roughly six months of education and preparation.
- HFHGI partners with hired contractors, volunteers, and the future homeowners to build or rehab the homes.
- HFHGI facilitates the ability for families to help themselves by providing no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans.
- HFHGI requires families in our program participate in a minimum of 450 hours of "sweat equity", which includes participating in an extensive set of preparation courses and volunteering on their own home and other Habitat home projects.
HOW WE DO IT:
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis (HFHGI) relies on individuals, churches, corporations, and foundations to provide the financial and in-kind resources necessary to construct or rehabilitate the homes. Annually, HFHGI also relies on 10,000+ volunteers that provide the labor to construct and rehab the homes. All this allows HFHGI to provide monthly mortgage rates around $350 - $400.
Read through our 2012 Community Report to learn more about how partner collaboration helped Habitat for Humanity build 25 homes for Greater Indianapolis families.