Neighborlink Indianapolis Foundation Inc

Home Repair for Seniors

Indianapolis, IN   |  https://www.nlindy.org

Mission

Our mission is to help low-income seniors, and those with disabilities, who own their own home age in place safely and with dignity.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Rachel Nelson

Main address

3421 N. Park Ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46205 USA

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EIN

46-3002445

NTEE code info

Senior Citizens' Housing/Retirement Communities (L22)

Senior Citizens' Housing/Retirement Communities (L22)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In Marion County there are approximately 17,000 seniors and those with disabilities who both own homes and live at or below 150% of the federal poverty line. With income in these ranges, paying to maintain a home is impossible. A more common decision our clients face is to choose between paying utilities or buying groceries in a given month. Black & other older adults of color experience greater barriers to aging in place than do their White peers. This occurs because of higher prevalence in disabilities among people of color, greater likelihood of living with extended family, lower homeownership rates and lower resources availability in neighborhoods which the majority of residents are Black. Ninety percent of seniors wish to age in their own homes and neighborhoods they've known. They have established who their doctor is, pharmacy, friends, church, groceries, etc.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Home Repair

NeighborLink Indianapolis is a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on helping low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities who own their own homes age in place safely. We do this by providing home repairs at no cost to the homeowner. The primary services for eligible homeowners provided by NeighborLink Indianapolis are: Interior home repairs*, Exterior home repairs, Accessibility, Large one-time clean-ups (yards, indoors)**, Health Department citation help

In some cases, the project is outside of our resources. In those instances, we help connect the homeowner to the resources needed to ensure the homeowner remains safe in their home.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of home repairs completed for low-income seniors over the age of 62.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities

Related Program

Home Repair

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Home repairs completed for seniors and individuals with disabilities who own their own home and live at or below 150% of the federal poverty line.

Annual number of homeowners helped with home repairs.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, People with physical disabilities

Related Program

Home Repair

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Homeowners are 62+ or have a disability, own their own home in Marion County, IN. Their income level is at or below 150% of the federal poverty line. Most homeowners have multiple projects.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to help low-income seniors and those with disabilities who own their own home age in place safely and with dignity. On average, we are able to complete 400 projects a year. Our goal is to double this number by the end of 2022. Within ten years we would like to be much closer to fully meeting the needs within our community and growing our geography of service. Today we focus on citations for Marion county and non-citation cases are primarily within the 465-loop of Indianapolis.

For sustainability - Smartly utilizing the skills and strengths of our staff and volunteers to meet the needs of our clients and continuously evolve our efficiencies in accomplishing the home repairs and clearing of citations. Leveraging our partnerships for funding, grants, and donations. Future state is to develop a business plan that will support not only its operations but our overhead needs as well. Ideally, this would allow all donations and grants to fully be utilized for home repairs and allow us to grow our geography and/or repair types for our clients.

We have been actively working to scale up our abilities to serve our clients. We have dedicated volunteers seeking and applying for funding while other volunteers are dedicated to more skilled labor needs. Staff handy people are focused on projects not appropriate for volunteers and we have dedicated programs with staffing, direction, and data to help grow. Those programs are:
1. Client Services - this program partners with a local university's social work students to meet and vet potential clients for our service as well as determine if we can refer them to an additional services that may not fall within our expertise.
2. Home Repair - We have a partnership with Indiana Construction Roundtable that provides handy trainees for projects. These projects provide construction work experience while also helping our homeowners. A single-source CRM maintains our database of projects, homeowners and allows us a more efficient way of tracking progress, costs and volunteer needs.
3. Group Volunteer Partnerships - with a dedicated staff member sourcing partnerships with organizations, churches, businesses, etc. we are able to match the group size and skill level to larger projects. These larger projects are typically citation cases for exterior painting or yard work and though no skill is necessary, they are very important projects to accomplish. Groups are able to do that quicker than our own staff ever could and we couldn't afford to hire out these larger jobs.

Since 2013 we have completed more than 2,800 home repair projects and helped more than 1,300 homeowners. We always have more requests come in than can be accomplished and are actively working on scaling up our ability to meet the need in Marion County. In 2020-2021 we began replacing key administrative volunteer positions with paid professionals that can dedicate their time and skills to the organization. In addition, we have built a CRM system that allows us to be far more efficient in our processes of evaluating, planning and accomplishing projects for homeowners. These efforts have begun to pay off already by allowing us to accomplish more projects than ever before in 2021. We aim to double our project numbers by next year.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Neighborlink Indianapolis Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Phil Kirk

@Properties, Kirk Realty Group

Term: 2021 - 2023

Thomas Hawkins

Retired

Phil Kirk

@Properties, Kirk Realty Group

Dan Amonett

CICOA

Terrence White

Community Action Greater Indianapolis

Jake Engel

Elements Financial

Jeanette Jefferis

Retired

Dave Withey

Retired

Debra Carroll

Marion County Public Health Dept.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/15/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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