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Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is a community issue—one that Indy Gateway is leading the way on.

Affordable housing is a community issue—one that Indy Gateway is leading the way on. We’re committed to promoting more access to affordable quality housing options, so more people will be able to experience why the west side is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Our efforts aim to:

Increase property values through community development opportunities

Promote affordable home ownership

Repurpose vacant properties, transforming them into new and renovated homes

Support sustainable redevelopment inclusive zoning, fair housing laws and public transportation

Expand the program’s sponsors and partnerships

Provide workforce housing options to support the many businesses located near the Indianapolis International airport
Additionally, through our partnership with Area 31 Career Center, we’ve helped launch a building trades program where young people are learning construction skills.

The joint venture is allowing us to build homes on blighted properties—enabling affordable home ownership, increasing property values and developing a future trades workforce.

5031 W. Caven St. sold for $124,900

5137 Melrose Ave. sold for $99,900

 5143 Melrose Ave. sold for $94,000

5021 W. Caven St. sold for $130,000

5034 Naomi St. sold for $175,000

5038 Naomi St. sold for $189,900

Affordable Housing Fast Facts


Four homes have been built by Area 31 Construction Trades students, increasing assessed property value by an average of 200%.

In 2021, Indy Gateway expanded its Private Contractor Partnership to include new home builds.


Home ownership in Indy Gateway’s focus area is 48%, compared to about 60-70% statewide.
Indy Gateway housing partnerships

Area 31 Construction Trades House Build

Private Contractor Partnership Rehab & Home Builds

Habitat for Humanity Homes

Our Partners


The initiative to improve affordable housing on the west side of Indianapolis has been propelled forward by Indy Gateway. They helped cast the vision and have been a focal point in bringing all the partners together. What has been accomplished to revitalize the area in just five years is tremendous. Their efforts have made this truly a community initiative that everyone is invested in.

Jeff ButtsIndy Gateway Board Member / Superintendent, MSD Wayne Township

We jumped at the opportunity to support Indy Gateway’s efforts. It allowed our company to be part of building someone’s future home, increasing affordable housing opportunities on the westside, and teaching young people the workforce skills that our state desperately needs. As the saying goes, ‘A rising tide raises all boats,’ and I believe that to be true. Affordable housing options, improved quality of life, people with the necessary skills to fill jobs—it’s all connected and you can see the energy and excitement as the impact is realized.

Beth RovazziniPresident, B&W Plumbing and Heating Co. Inc.