As more Hoosiers struggle to find affordable housing, First Internet Bank and Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity announced an exclusive $16 million home loan purchase agreement to help the dream of homeownership become a reality. First Internet Bank and Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity commemorated the partnership today at a home build in metro Indianapolis.
In keeping with Habitat’s vision of building and improving homes to benefit local area individuals and families, the current plan calls for the completion of 100 homes in Marion, Hancock, Hendricks and Hamilton counties. The partnership begins in 2023 and will run through 2025. First Internet Bank will provide warehouse funding for the home loans.
“The heartbeat of our mission is ‘bringing people together’ to build homes, communities and hope,” said Jim Morris, President and CEO of Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity. “First Internet Bank has responded to this call by participating at an unprecedented level. They have been a partner in our mission to provide affordable homeownership to first-time buyers since 2015.”
“With increasing housing production costs and sales prices, a large portion of the workforce will not have access to homeownership,” Morris noted. “First Internet Bank continues to support our efforts with the largest partnership funding in our 35 years – a three-year, $16 million investment starting in 2023. They are also participating in a home build for a local family. We are humbled by the company’s recognition of the need and joining us to meet the demand.”
“Homeownership is a vital factor for the stability of not only families but entire communities,” said David Becker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at First Internet Bank. “The scarcity of affordable housing only makes the issue more acute. By joining forces with Habitat for Humanity, we can serve our neighbors while creating a path to long-term financial growth and independence.”