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Renew Indianapolis Selected as NeighborWorks America Chartered Member Bringing Federal Resources to City’s Affordable Housing Efforts

This designation is the first NeighborWorks America partnership in Central Indiana, supporting Renew’s mission to build strong communities throughout Indianapolis

Indianapolis (April 19, 2021)Renew Indianapolis is pleased to announce that it has been designated as a NeighborWorks America® Chartered Member. NeighborWorks America builds skills, supplements resources, and amplifies the reach of grassroots organizations to transform communities, and has a network of more than 245 chartered members across the country. This partnership will also allow the organization to further NeighborWorks’ mission to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs.

“The heartbeat of Indianapolis is in its neighborhoods, and this designation helps improve the lives of families in all corners of our city,” said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “This new partnership with NeighborWorks America helps us empower so many more of our city’s neighbors to own and maintain their homes, as well as equip them with the tools they need to strengthen their communities.”

Renew Indianapolis is a nonprofit organization committed to improving housing, economic development, and quality of life throughout Indianapolis. Renew focuses on comprehensive community development through neighborhood revitalization, promoting affordable homeownership, and connecting individuals and families wanting to invest in the city’s future with properties that need rehabilitation.

The designation into the NeighborWorks America network includes an unrestricted federal grant for $85,000, will increase access to technical assistance and training opportunities for community-based revitalization efforts, and connects Renew to hundreds of chartered members in cities across the country. Renew plans to work closely with its partner organizations throughout the city to support broader efforts for comprehensive community development in Indianapolis.

“To achieve a truly equitable and inclusive Indianapolis requires us all to work together to make homeownership affordable and available to everyone in our city,” said Steven Meyer, CEO for Renew Indianapolis. “We are excited to have the support of NeighborWorks America and new resources to share with our partners working to invest in the neighborhoods they love.”

Renew Indianapolis undertook a rigorous, months-long selection process to become a chartered member. This revealed the enduring effectiveness and success of Renew Indianapolis’ mix of entrepreneurial and community development programs. Including Renew Indianapolis, there are four chartered member organizations in Indiana.  “We are proud to welcome Renew Indianapolis to the

NeighborWorks America network. We are pleased to partner with the entire Renew Indianapolis team to help continue and broaden the wonderful work happening in communities across Indianapolis,” said Marietta Rodriguez, president and CEO of NeighborWorks America.

“Becoming a chartered member of NeighborWorks America supports our organization’s vision to preserve and build wealth for neighborhoods and individuals in ways that are equitable and inclusive,” explained Jenn Lisak Golding, board chair, Renew Indianapolis. “This affiliation with an established and respected national organization allows us to tap into a wide network of like-minded organizations across the country, and supports our efforts to create strong, stable neighborhoods where individuals and families want to live, work, learn, shop, and play.”

For more information about Renew Indianapolis and its designation as a chartered member of NeighborWorks America, visit


About NeighborWorks America

As a congressionally chartered and funded nonpartisan nonprofit, NeighborWorks America supports organizations that provide communities with affordable housing, financial counseling and coaching, training, and resident engagement and collaboration in the areas of health, employment and education. NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals. To learn more about NeighborWorks America, visit


About Renew Indianapolis

Renew Indianapolis is a nonprofit organization committed to improving housing, economic development, and quality of life in the metropolitan Indianapolis area. Our communities support impactful partnerships that preserve and build wealth for neighborhoods and individuals in ways that are equitable and inclusive. Through our innovative financing and development programs, Renew Indianapolis is building the vision of affordable housing, access to opportunity, and of resilient and inclusive neighborhoods. To learn more about Renew Indianapolis, visit

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