Archive for the Success Stories Category

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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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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INHP supports Small Business Façade Improvement Program

As a catalyst for the development and revitalization of neighborhoods, INHP is proud to be a significant supporter of The Small Business Façade Improvement Program, led by Local Initiatives Support Corporation of Indianapolis (LISC). In 2016, the innovative program supported 30 projects across Indianapolis neighborhoods. Every dollar invested in the program leveraged $4.82 from private businesses. The program allows small businesses located in distressed markets to make visible improvements to the front exterior of their buildings. Businesses are selected through a competitive process and must work in partnership with their […]

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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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A Homeownership Story | Meet Kelisha

Dream. Prepare. Succeed. When Kelisha started her homeownership journey, she wrote those words on her binder. A single mother, she wasn’t sure if her dream of homeownership would ever be within reach, but she followed that motto to provide a better future for her sons. During the next 16 months, Kelisha overcame many challenges. Her mother passed away unexpectedly, and three days later, Kenyon was diagnosed with leukemia. Not long after, the family’s rented home was burglarized. Despite these challenges, Kelisha did not give up. She completed homeownership education classes, never missed an advising appointment, […]

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A Homeownership Story | Princess Green

Princess Green works in the field of home healthcare. Though she has always maintained employment, her household income is nearly 39% of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s area median income for Indianapolis and categorizes her as low income. To cover expenses for her and her two daughters, she has to remain focused and disciplined in her spending to live within her means.  She came to INHP because she wanted to buy a home so she could have something to give her daughters. The fond memories of her […]

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VA Loan | Clyde Davis

The consistent rise in his rent, not being allowed to paint the rooms in his own space or even own a pet prompted Clyde Davis to explore his options to buy a home.  Not knowing where to start, Clyde discovered Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) after seeing an IndyGo bus promoting the organization’s services.  Pushing the fear of not knowing if he would even qualify for a mortgage, he took his first steps with the nonprofit homeownership resource. With a credit score of nearly 640 and some savings already established for […]

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Nanticia McKinney

Nanticia McKinney

Nanticia McKinney was fed up with her living situation. The home she had rented for years had been broken into eight times, and the neighborhood was a bad environment for her three children. Furthermore, she realized a mortgage payment would cost about the same as her current rent. Although she knew she wanted to move, she didn’t know where to start. Then a friend recommended INHP. Soon after her first meeting with INHP, Nanticia’s frustration with her living situation turned into determination to change it and in December 2013, she […]

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Michele Wann

Michele Wann

After a particularly challenging period in life that resulted in becoming essentially homeless, Michele Wann, a single mother, had no other option but to move back home into her parents’ house. Buying a home seemed like such a financial reach that she never believed it could be a possibility even in the future. That was until she called INHP upon suggestion from her father after he saw an advertisement. It was then at a consultation with one of INHP’s homeownership advisors where Michele learned that buying a home could be […]

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The Green Family

The Green Family

Do you remember when you bought your first home? Or maybe you just thought about it and decided it wasn’t for you. Who did you turn to when you had questions? Maybe a parent or friend? What would you have done if you didn’t know anyone to give you grounded advice? That was the situation for Luke and Maria Green. They had overcome some pretty significant personal challenges. Frankly, life had been rough. Neither Luke nor Maria had parents who taught them about finances or credit cards—let alone grew up […]

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