Did you SEE the listing price of that house on the corner!? Tales of bidding wars, crazy house prices, and skyrocketing rent have been a hot topic of conversation in the past few years. Since the 2020 pandemic, many of us have been watching the housing market as it courses on its turbulent roller-coaster ride.
According to estimates from the real estate data company Zillow, the cost of a typical single-family home in Indiana has risen over 14.8% since August of 2020. This sudden jump is just one of the many barriers amplifying the struggles in affordable homeownership, especially for prospective first time, low income, and other disadvantaged home buyers.
The barriers seem large and insurmountable. How do we even begin to start seeking change? Join us to learn how you can help!
On Monday, October 3rd, Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals is hosting a panel of speakers to discuss the housing market and other obstacles facing affordable homeownership, what organizations in Indiana are doing to help make housing more affordable to members of our community, and what you can do to help.
This will be a stellar panel consisting of three people particularly knowledgeable on the challenges facing affordable homeownership:
- Amandula Anderson is the Managing Director of Real Estate Solutions at IFF. Anderson has also led two community-based organizations: the Irvington Development Organization and the United Northeast Community Development Corp.
- Joe Bowling is the Director of the Englewood Community Development Corporation and the Director of the East Washington Street Partnership. East Washington Street, one of LISC’s current FOCUS districts is one of Indianapolis’s most heavily traveled commercial corridors.
- Heather Presley-Cowen is a housing and community development strategist with a passion for uplifting communities and empowering leaders to believe in what’s possible.
This is a one-of-kind opportunity! Register to attend here. Don’t miss this chance to learn and discuss the challenges our community is facing and what we can do about them from such influential speakers. The event will take place on October 3rd, at Guggman Haus Brewing Co. Doors open at 5:30pm for socializing and networking with likeminded attendees. Tickets are $10 and include a free drink. Light snacks and desserts will be provided.
Come join us for World Habitat Day to learn and engage in dismantling the barriers to affordable housing and helping our community be a better place to live in.