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“More Than a Roof” Spirit & Place Festival Event

November 10, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


On Thursday, Nov. 10, we invite you to join a hands-on, interactive experience and conversation about how affordable homeownership can eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life.

Have you ever lived in a moldy rental unit because it is the only place you can afford? Have you ever moved regularly to keep rent low? Do you pay more than 50% of your income in housing to ensure a better school for your kids?

In Indiana, the average hourly wage necessary to afford a two-bedroom, Fair Market Rate (FMR) unit is $14.03. More than half of Hoosier renters (52%) cannot afford the FMR, according to an Indiana 211 Partnership Community Report. The need for affordable housing is real and the benefits of homeownership—stability for children, improved health and safety, increased education and job prospects, and asset building—can be life-changing.

Taking place at Second Presbyterian Church and in partnership with Circles Indy, attendees to this event will enjoy a simple meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. before participating in a poverty simulation. The event will conclude in a group reflection and conversation led by our president & CEO Jim Morris, Marie Wiese with Circles Indy, and Habitat families eager to share their experiences.

RSVP required by Nov. 7.


November 10, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Second Presbyterian Church
7700 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260 United States
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