An Indianapolis nonprofit that works to revitalize neighborhoods and preserve affordable housing will get a boost from a national network.
Renew Indianapolis has been named a new Neighborhood Works America member. The national group works to increase the reach of grassroots organizations through funding, training and other resources.
The announcement comes with an $85,000 federal grant to improve community development efforts. Renew Indianapolis CEO Steve Meyer said the designation will help the organization focus on a core mission.
“We know that equitable and inclusive neighborhoods only happen when affordable housing is available to everyone in the city,” Meyer said.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the designation will help the whole city.
“Indianapolis is a city of neighborhoods, when we strengthen one neighborhood, a neighborhood, we strengthen the city as a whole,” Hogsett said.
Renew becomes Indiana’s fourth Neighborhood Works American member. There are more than 240 nationwide.