Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana Kicks Off
Partners in Workforce Homeownership Initiative
On Friday, February 27, Habitat for Humanity of NW Indiana kicked off its four-year, $3,295,000 Partners in Workforce Homeownership initiative.
We are excited to announce that to date over $1.1 has been committed to the Partners initiative!
At the media event held at Innsbrook Country Club, leaders from the Catholic Diocese of Gary, City of Hobart, Franciscan Alliance, Suncrest Christian Church, Leeps Supply Co. Inc., Centsible Heating and Air Conditioning, Centier Bank, Strack and Van Til, Legacy Foundation and others unveiled the details of the four-year plan.
Under the Partners initiative, Habitat for Humanity of NW Indiana will build 17 new and renovate 17 existing homes into Habitat homes in communities throughout Lake County. In addition to positively impacting hardworking Lake County families, the Partners initiative will produce over $38,000,000 in economic impact for our local communities.
If your organization:
- has employees that earn $19,000 – $51,000 per year,
- is active or interested in local community projects,
- or encourages employee volunteerism and community outreach
then we want to talk to you!
If you missed the Partners in Workforce Homeownership Kickoff Event, click the videos below to listen to our speakers and learn more about Habitat for Humanity NW Indiana, the Workforce Homeownership Model, and why Lake County businesses, churches, municipalities, foundations, and other organizations are rallying in support of the Partners initiatives.
Daniel Klein – Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of NW Indiana – Welcomes everyone to the Workforce Homeownership Kickoff Event
Bob Johnson – Owner of Liberty Floors and Window Coverings and Board President of Habitat for Humanity of NW Indiana – provide some history on our affiliate
Most Reverend Donald J. Hying – Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Gary – provides information on how Habitat NWI is revitalizing the neighborhood around the Cathedral of the Holy Angles in Gary
Colin Byrne – Project Director for Partners in Workforce Homeownership – provides details on the Partners initiative and Habitat NWI’s unique workforce homeownership model
David F. Ruskowski – President of Franciscan St. Anthony Health – explains how Habitat NWI has a direct impact on the local workforce
Brian Snedecor – Mayor of the City of Hobart – talks about why Hobart has partnered with Habitat NWI to impact Hobart’s economy and workforce
Greg Lee – Lead Pastor of Suncrest Christian Church – tells a great story about why Suncrest has decided to partner with Habitat NWI to have a greater impact on the local community
John Hamstra – President of Leeps Supply Co. Inc. – explains why all local company involved in residential construction or renovation should support the Partners initiative
Scott May – CFO of Centier Bank – gives an explanation of the $38,000,000 in economic impact Habitat for Habitat NWI will have under the Partners initiative
Dean and Susie Pollard – Owners of Centsible Heating and Air Conditioning – speak about how every contractor can play a significant part in Partners initiative by donating materials and skilled labor to the construction and renovation of the 34 additional Habitat homes over the next four years
Chris Bengtson – COO of Strack and Van Til – remarks on the impact that Habitat NWI has on the local workforce and the impact of the increased disposable income of Habitat partner families on local retailers
Dan Klein – Closing
Press Coverage of the Event
Post-Tribune – Habitat initiative to house 34 families –
The Times of NW Indiana – Habitat for Humanity announces four-year, $3.3 million initiative –
Partners in Workforce Homeownership Materials
For an in-depth look at the Partners initiative, Habitat NWI, and our workforce homeownership model please read/download the PDF brochure: