how nr helps
As an NR affiliate, we are striving to make Greater Lafayette even greater.
Community development is a necessary aspect of creating a safe, healthy, inviting, and vibrant Greater Lafayette. By building relationships and working with the residents of a community, our goal is to improve the quality of life within the communities we serve by bolstering and taking advantage of what is already there.
nr’s mission and goals
Neighborhood Revitalization affiliates serve more families by responding to community aspirations with an expanded array of products, services, and partnerships, empowering residents to revive their neighborhoods and enhance their quality of life.
- To serve more families through an expanded array of housing products.
- To demonstrate an improved quality of life in the communities we serve.
- To broaden the base of Habitat’s financial support.
- To increase volunteer participation.
casting a vision for Lafayette neighborhoods
We are currently serving Lafayette’s Wabash, Miller, and Ellsworth-Romig neighborhoods in the following ways:
rehabilitating old homes
While new home construction is a what we’re known for, there are many instances where homes in an area can be remodeled or rehabilitated. With help from volunteers, our construction staff adds value to NR communities and makes these neighborhoods better places to live.
repairing owner-occupied homes
We are also committed to helping homeowners in NR neighborhoods maintain their homes at a low cost. This is another way that NR adds value to communities and makes neighborhoods better places to live.
casting a better vision
Our NR services aren’t limited to home improvement projects. We are also committed to bettering communities by taking a holistic approach, which includes focusing on residents, nonprofits, businesses, education, local governments, and communities of faith in the neighborhoods we serve. The Junction House and building relationships within the neighborhoods we serve enables us to meet our goals.
about the junction house
To truly be able to make our adopted neighborhoods and communities better places to live, we know we have to be invested in these areas. This is why the Junction House, Lafayette’s Habitat-founded community center, is located just off Wabash Ave, one of our three NR neighborhoods
The Junction House is used as a venue for:
- Ministry and Bible studies
- Hanging out
- Feeding children (Harvest Chapel organizes this ministry)
building for life
The Crossing, specifically the Lafayette School of Business & Entrepreneurship, utilizes the Bean Bag as their campus. With 28 campuses throughout Indiana, The Crossing aims to empower struggling students to become contributing members of their communities through academics, job training, and faith-based character education.
Because The Crossing places a heavy emphasis on job training, students have the option to participate in Building for Life with Habitat for Humanity. Building for Life allows students to spend half of their day in the classroom and half of their day working with us learning construction and home maintenance skills. The program is designed to teach students useful skills for when they are on their own, as well as help them decide if a construction-related career is something they would like to consider.
attend prayer meetings
God has definitely answered prayers since NR began in Lafayette in 2013. All are invited to attend weekly prayer meetings at the Junction House on Wednesdays at 7:00 am.
book the junction house
If you would like to utilize the Junction House or book a space, please contact the Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette office.