Excerpts from WTHR.com | By Mary Milz |
WTHR reports that help is available with down payments and home repairs in certain areas of Indianapolis’ Midtown, thanks to a new anchor housing program aimed at attracting and retaining residents in several neighborhoods, including Butler-Tarkington and Crown Hill. Five area institutions, along with the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP), are providing $550,000 in funding.
Michael McKillip, executive director of Midtown Indy said, “The goal is to create home ownership opportunities to help stabilize neighborhoods and improve properties in the focus area…what we’e found is that employees who live closer to work are happier, spend less time commuting and have stronger ties to the community.”
Butler University, Christian Theological Seminary, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Crown Hill Cemetery and the International School are all part of the program and helping fund it. The report says the organizations are trying to make it easier for their employees to live closer to work while strengthening their nearby neighborhoods.
McKillip said, “This is one of our (the MAC) initiatives to improve infrastructure, increase public safety and increase housing opportunities.”
More information is available from INHP.