April 1, 2022

New affordable houses break ground in West Indianapolis

Groundbreaking for one of the new houses. (DMD photo credit)

Groundbreaking for one of the new houses. (DMD photo credit)

Four new affordable homes are being built on the city’s west side. The West Indianapolis Development Corporation and the Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development teamed to provide housing for low income families. 

The new houses will be built using $400,000 in HUD funding.  WIDC also received money this year to help homeowners make repairs on their homes.

The new construction is in line with the city’s affordable housing goals.

“The City of Indianapolis continues to lay the foundation and open the door to homeownership opportunities for families across Marion County,” Director of DMD Scarlett Andrews said in a statement.

The four homes are three bedroom houses available to families with an annual income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income. Mortgages will not exceed 30% annual income for families.  The houses are expected to be finished this summer.

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