SEND (Southeast Neighborhood Development, Inc) is a community development non-profit here on the southeast side of the city that came around because back in 1991 a bunch of people in the neighborhood decided to do something about the fact that this distinctive area of Indianapolis wasn’t quite living up to its historical reputation.

One of SEND’s numerous accomplishments is its ongoing housing project which provides quality and affordable living throughout the southeast neighborhoods. When we at SEND first acquire a new home, we strip the interior walls and sometimes the flooring completely down to the framing so that we expose any problems needing a fix. Then we start the re-construction process with any repair that the foundation might need. We install all new plumbing, electric, heating, and air conditioning, which you’ll be thanking us for every day. And the walls and floors are recovered.

The bathrooms and kitchens are fitted with completely new sinks, tub/showers, and cabinetry. The kitchens included a new stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal, and laundry area. And, last but certainly not least, the exterior of the home is completed with new insulated windows, a new roof, and new siding. It’s a total renovation.

Because of these housing efforts in addition to a variety of other programs supported by SEND, property values have increased nearly 90% and vital services such as a quality library, a police station, and a new health clinic now meet residential needs. And Fountain Square, one of several southeast neighborhoods, is now considered as an Indianapolis Cultural District.

And a lot of the work we’ve been able to both undertake and accomplish is thanks to the generous support of HUD, Equal Housing Opportunity, and the City of Indianapolis.

For more information visit www.sendcdc.org

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