October 1, 2021

Weekly Insights: Indian River Habitat for Humanity Brings People Together to Build Homes

Indian River Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.  Typically, housing costs should be at 30% or less of a homeowner or renter’s income. According to Indian River Indicators, 22% of homeowner costs and 52% of home rentals are 30% or more of income in Indian River County.  Habitat for Humanity recognizes the amount of stress and insecurity these housing costs can place on a family.  The Habitat Homeownership program accepts applicants who are experiencing home insecurity and helps them build a house, in exchange for interest-free mortgages and “sweat equity” into their home.

Weekly Insights works in conjunction with Indian River Indicators. Indian River Indicators was launched in June 2021 and originated after the completion of the 2019 Indian River Community Needs Assessment. It provides key data and information about our community that is updated annually and can be used to support and sustain proven programs. It can also be used by community leaders to develop policy, promote promising practices and inspire innovation that can lead to solutions to persistent community challenges. Indian River Community Foundation holds informational sessions every Tuesday at 4pm via Zoom to introduce the community to this new resource. Please email chiaka@ircommunityfoundation.org to attend a session.

To learn more visit www.ircommunityfoundation.org and click “Indian River Indicators” or contact a member of the Community Foundation’s team at 772.492.1407.

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