More than 50 projects to improve housing and communities in Indianapolis will receive federal funds.
The money from Housing and Urban Development, HUD, will go towards projects that include new affordable housing, home repairs and community improvements. The $18.7 million comes from four different types of HUD grants.
In a written statement Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the projects will advance quality of life for residents. “This federal investment will make a critical difference in the expansion of affordable housing, key neighborhood infrastructure, and social services,” Hogsett said.
Southeast Neighborhood Development, Inc., SEND, is one of the recipients. The nonprofit will use a Home Development Award to construct four new affordable housing in the Norwood neighborhood. SEND President Kelli Mirgeaux said that is one of their focus areas.
“We’re very excited to bring investment to a disinvested area,” Mirgeaux.
SEND will work also with Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, INHP, to construct three additional homes.
“Along with the work that INHP is doing we’re actually super excited that we’ll be able to construct seven new homes,” Mirgeaux said.
The Department of Metropolitan Development facilitated the grant process. HUD funding is based on census data and service provider reporting. The Indianapolis City-Council approved the projects March 15.