INHP supports Indy Gateway’s Area 31 house builds in Drexel Gardens
Indy Gateway has purchased and will begin excavation of two vacant lots in the Drexel Gardens neighborhood. The lots are located on Caven Street, and two new houses will be built on the sites by Area 31 Building Trades students from Ben Davis High School. The build is part of Indy Gateway’s workforce training partnership with the career center.
The purchase of this property and the prep of the land is made possible, in part, through a grant from the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP). The organization works to increase affordable and sustainable housing opportunities for individuals and families and serves as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.
“We are proud to support this affordable housing initiative on the west side, especially as it provides educational opportunity for the next generation of builders and crafters,” said Moira Carlstedt, president and CEO of INHP.
Indy Gateway and Area 31 began building homes in the Drexel Gardens neighborhood in 2016 and will be completing two houses on Melrose Avenue in the spring of 2018.
The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP) increases affordable and sustainable housing opportunities for individuals and families in Marion County, and serves as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization. INHP enables families to become and remain long-term, successful homeowners through homebuyer education, mortgage and credit advising and lending services. INHP also provides thought leadership, technical assistance, financial support and programming to community partners dedicated to neighborhood revitalization. For more information, visit INHP.org.