Archive for the Get Involved Category

Sustaining a dream come true

For more than a decade, David and Brian have been extremely proud of the place they call home. But over the years, the 1913 house has required some significant improvements, including replacing the furnace, and fixing plumbing and electrical wiring issues. Not wanting to continue dipping into their retirement savings, they turned to the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership for help. By accessing an Essential Repair loan through INHP, David and Brian could remain homeowners. Yet, there were other areas of the home needing minor repairs and sprucing up. On April […]

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Thank you, 2016 volunteers!

In 2016, more than 130 volunteers gave more than 1,000 hours of their time to empower hard-working families to achieve their dreams of homeownership. Our volunteers are crucial to our mission and the families we serve, and we appreciate the time and talents they used to teach homebuyer education courses, provide us with important clerical support and help families turn their house into a home. “I work with a group of caring, hardworking, dedicated people who are helping others attain homeownership,” said Marilyn Welker, who volunteers regularly at INHP’s main office […]

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Living the Dream September 29, 2016

Like many working families, Indianapolis resident Kelisha thought homeownership was out of her reach. But after using the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership’s (INHP) resources, her dream of owning a home became a reality. Today, because of Kelisha’s determination and hard work, Kelisha’s boys, Kenyon and Michael will grow up knowing that they can achieve anything they set their minds to. That’s one of the reasons Kelisha is a recipient of INHP’s 2016 Living the Dream Project Day, a corporate-sponsored celebration that honors one family’s homeownership achievement. The Living the Dream […]

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INHP grant helps Servants At Work build community one ramp at a time

Active communities build strong neighborhoods. But actively participating in a neighborhood is difficult if the home you’re living in isn’t built to allow you to easily access the world outside. That’s why INHP awarded a $20,000 grant to Servants at Work (SAW). SAW’s mission to build wheelchair ramps at no cost to the resident is just one of many ways to build community in local neighborhoods. With this grant, SAW will help 20 Marion County residents with disabilities take an active role in their community. No longer will four walls […]

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Thank You, Volunteers! | American Ninja Warrior

To show appreciation for volunteers’ hard work, INHP is able to periodically offer opportunities for volunteers to attend cultural and sporting events, museums, movies and more. At the end of April, NBC’s popular show American Ninja Warrior came to monument circle in downtown Indianapolis for two days of live tapings where ‘ninja warriors’ faced one another on an intense obstacle course for a shot at the $1 million cash prize. A group of INHP volunteers had the opportunity to be a part of the audience and experienced an up close […]

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Volunteer Spotlight | Tonya Kinchelow

As a realtor, Tonya Kinchelow understands how important it is for home buyers to be educated. For Tonya, volunteering is more than just giving back—it’s about educating others and preparing them for the home buying process. Tonya has been a Home Buyer Education Class volunteer since 2011 and is motivated by the families she works with at INHP. “It’s rewarding to me knowing I’ve helped a buyer purchase one of the largest investments they will ever make,” said Tonya “to see a buyer break down financial barriers and reach the goals they set […]

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Volunteer Spotlight | Marilyn Welker

Meet Marilyn Welker! Ms. Marilyn has been an INHP volunteer since 2014 and INHP wouldn’t be the same without her. Ms. Marilyn’s infectious personality and kind heart brings happiness to those that have the pleasure of working with her and Ms. Marilyn has definitely etched her way into the hearts of so many staff at INHP. As an honorary member of the Advancement team, Ms. Marilyn provides critical support that allows the team to operate more efficiently. When asked about why she volunteers with INHP, Ms. Marilyn responded, “I work […]

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Thank you, Salesforce!

Recently, twelve volunteers from Salesforce came together for a day filled with fun and a lot of painting in support of INHP! Groups of volunteers, like the Salesforce team, are needed to support INHP and our mission. Volunteers will spend time painting, cleaning and making small repairs needed to improve homes in Indianapolis Neighborhoods. Salesforce’s hard work saved INHP precious monetary resources and their desire to serve was evident throughout the entire day. INHP staff member, Will Marts commented about the team from Salesforce stating, “The group was eager to […]

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