Midtown Indy was one of eight grantees awarded funds by the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) through the Indianapolis Neighborhood Development Initiative (INDI).
Since 1999, Lilly Endowment Inc. has provided resources to INHP to implement the INDI grant program for the benefit of community-based organizations working to provide affordable housing.
According to Midtown Indy executive director Michael McKillip the INDI funds will support the organization’s work on the former United Way Building, 3901 N. Meridian.
“These funds will support the organization while we work with our development partners at Flaherty & Collins on the Parkside project to transform that 75,000 sq. foot vacant building into affordable housing for seniors and provide space for a senior healthcare service provider,” McKillip said.
Nearly $800,000 will support the operating costs of Marion County neighborhood-serving organizations including the Greater Indianapolis Habitat for Humanity, Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation and Midtown Indy. The Near North Development Corporation, which has completed numerous affordable housing projects in Midtown, received INDI funds as well as a $100,000 Innovation Award.
Other grantees include:
- Partners in Housing Development Corporation
- Renew Indianapolis Inc.
- Southeast Neighborhood Development
- Near Eastside Collaborative Partnership.