Building a Living Legacy
In observing our 100 years of service, REALTORS® are working through their industry philanthropic organization, the REALTOR® Foundation, to help reverse homelessness in central Indiana. MIBOR members have donated $500,000 to lift up an emerging neighborhood in a project called Building a Living Legacy: Centennial Project.
MIBOR has worked in partnership with the John H. Boner Community Center, Indy-east Asset Development Corp, and other partners for more than three years to renovate and/or build 32 homes, which (the number selected to represent 32 NFL cities) will house 32 families coming out of, or on the verge of, homelessness. Each home provides permanent supportive housing on a continual basis with vital social services provided by the John H. Boner Community Center.
Each family selected to be part of the Building a Living Legacy effort is on the path to home stability. They have come from various backgrounds, but they have acknowledged the need for professional, supportive assistance to stay housed and develop their own plan for homeownership. As each family journeys toward permanent housing, these 32 homes will each remain for a new family to occupy and start their journey.
The Building a Living Legacy housing initiative is one component of the larger 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Housing Legacy project, which involves a series of major capital investments across Indianapolis' Near Eastside. The 32 new and rehabilitated homes were funded through a broad partnership involving the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City of Indianapolis, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and the United Way of Central Indiana.
YOU can help us fulfill the dream. Together, we can make 2012 the year the Super Bowl came to Indianapolis, the year MIBOR celebrated its 100th anniversary, and the year families on the Near Eastside found a place to call home. Get Involved Today!