A Home for Habitat
Ironically, while our mission is centered on home – providing homes and improving homes – we find our organization in a place where our own home is no longer adequate for the current and future needs of our organization.
In recent years, home repairs and neighborhood revitalization expanded our capabilities to impact housing while establishing a vital collaboration with partner organizations who share our mission to improve the quality of life in some of our most distressed neighborhoods. Our current strategic plan calls us to invest in professional job positions, bringing some vital new talent to our team.
Today, our staff is split between our ReStore facility and our Hoyt Avenue office. Our current office, a house built in 1918 with many renovations and additions, and purchased by Muncie Habitat in 1997 for $64,000, has served us well for 24 years. The current office/warehouse is in need of some significant and costly maintenance – an investment we cannot justify to a facility which does not meet our current or future needs.
Our Board recently approved the purchase of the building at 1424 S. Hoyt Avenue and Muncie Habitat closed on the purchase of the property on May 6th, 2021. We plan to take on a modest amount of debt for the initial purchase – something Muncie Habitat has never done in its 35 year history. We have launched a campaign for the renovation expense and to pay down the debt. We believe this move to a larger, improved work space is timely and necessary – laying the foundation for the next generation of Muncie Habitat for Humanity.