Creating attainable housing solutions

Housing is key to workforce attraction in Indiana. Communities rely on quality, affordable housing to attract new residents and retain families who have called the state home for decades. With an aging housing stock and a lack of affordable options, rural Indiana risks losing residents and workforce.

Project spotlight

Back Home Again: Paoli Model Home

A team of local residents joined together in 2020 to address community housing shortages in Paoli. With the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement’s Hoosier Housing Ready Toolkit in hand, the task force set forth to revitalize existing housing with a repair and renovation program; offer workshops for future homebuyers to prepare them for the purchasing process; inventory available lots for residential construction; and construct a model home that is modestly priced, includes energy-efficient and sustainable features, and fits an existing and common residential lot size.

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Homelessness in Greene County

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This study assesses the state of homelessness indicators in Greene County and shares recommendations to provide supportive services.

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Solving the Hoosier Housing Shortage

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Solving a multi-faceted problem like housing shortages requires a tiered approach, but there is one place every community should start.

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Resource directory

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Discover webinars, podcasts, reports, and other housing resources to inform community and university efforts.

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