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A one-day home makeover with Centier Bank

Recently, we had the opportunity to help Alba, a single mom of three, achieve her dream of homeownership in more ways than one. Alba’s hard work and determination led to the purchase of her first home in 2016. This September, our friends from Centier Bank brought nearly 20 volunteers to conduct a one-day mini home makeover in honor of Alba’s achievement. Volunteers painted walls, assembled furniture, created themed rooms for the kids and landscaped the outdoor areas. Photos show the amazing home transformation  Alba and her family will now enjoy! Here is what […]

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“Bring the Heat Day” is Sept. 30

“Bring the Heat Day” offers free furnace inspections, cleaning and servicing for 100 Indianapolis homeowners Sept. 30 Partners:       INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 20, 2017) – The Indiana HVAC Association (HVACA), Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), Citizens Energy Group and The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) are joining forces to make this winter warmer and safer for Indianapolis-area families. Officially proclaimed “Bring the Heat Day” by Mayor Joe Hogsett, more than 50 volunteer local heating professionals from 10-plus area Indianapolis companies will inspect, clean and service furnaces for low- and moderate-income […]

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Tickets to Indy Eleven’s Hispanic Heritage celebration

CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE WITH INHP & INDY ELEVEN THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! WE ARE CURRENTLY OUT OF TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT. Looking for something fun for your family to do in October? We’ve reserved a limited amount of free tickets for you to experience Indy Eleven’s Hispanic Heritage celebration Oct. 14. Want a ticket? Sign up for free tickets by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, using the form below. Up to five (5) tickets may be reserved to enjoy the Oct. 14 game with your friends and family. Tickets will […]

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Hard questions answered about INHP’s rehab department

One of INHP’s core services is providing comprehensive support when you need to make major repairs to your home. We help you: Secure low- or no-interest loans to make urgent home repairs Select an INHP-preferred licensed contractor to complete the work Establish a flexible payment schedule Navigate the process of working with the contractor until final inspection We believe homeowners should be equipped with the knowledge to make the best decision possible so they can live in a safe, decent and affordable home. Here are the answers to some frequently […]

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Meet Alba: An INHP story

Too good to be true. Could a divorced, single mom of three on a working-class salary – and relatively new to America – really afford to buy a home? Alba dreamed about what it would be like, even in her native Dominican Republic. When INHP told her she could achieve her dream of homeownership, it sounded too good to be true. Dark times. Alba followed her husband to America. She had hopes of building a great new life here, with a home for her family, but she struggled to acclimate […]

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INHP awards $15,000 grant to CICOA to support Safe at Home

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has received a $15,000 community grant from the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP). The grant supports CICOA’s Safe at Home program, which provides home accessibility modifications that promote independence, and prevent falls for older adults and people with disabilities. The grant from INHP will help senior homeowners in Marion County successfully age in place. “This investment from INHP will ensure that services provided by CICOA’s Safe at Home program will reach as many elderly, low-income men and women as possible, and help them age in […]

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The social benefits of owning a home

June is homeownership month! At INHP, we offer the tools you need to become and remain long-term, successful homeowners. The tools we provide won’t help you tend to your lawn or paint the walls, but instead will help you deal with unexpected expenses when life happens. The benefits of homeownership are also lifelong. Did you know homeownership plays a role in the success of your child’s schooling, encourages active civic participation and improves your own health and well-being? It’s true! Deciding to purchase a home is a very personal choice. If […]

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Five Experts You’ll Meet When You Attend the INHP Homebuyer Education Course

By Maggy Staab, homeowner development support associate When you attend the INHP Homebuyer Education course, you will meet multiple subject matter experts who will walk you through the homebuying process from start to finish. Whether you are purchasing your first home or maybe your second or third, these experts will assist you with any questions you may have about the process. Here’s who they are: Mortgage Loan Officer How do you shop for a mortgage? What is a pre-approval? What are key questions to ask your loan officer? These questions will […]

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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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Three Reasons to Take an Education Course at INHP

By Maggy Staab, homeowner development support associate Education courses at INHP can be useful for anyone, regardless of whether you are in the process of buying a home or if you are just thinking about getting started. Here are a few reasons to take a course: Learn to Budget Effectively Creating an effective budget can be a daunting task. In INHP’s Dollars and Sense class, you’ll learn how to create a budgeting plan that will work for you and your family. You’ll also be supplied with budgets, spending diaries and other […]

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