2017 Holes for Homes

09-08-2017

Join us for the 2017 Holes for Homes Golf Outing on Friday, October 6 at Cambridge Golf Course for a great day of golf and fun! Proceeds support the work of Community One providing housing restoration and neighborhood revitalization in Evansville, Indiana.

This year's event is presented by Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union and sponsored by AlphaGraphics and Solomon Business Solutions. Sponsorship and registration opportunities are still available online at www.community1.org/golf!

Schedule of Events for Friday, October 6, 2017:
Registration opens at 11:00 AM
Lunch is served at 11:15 AM
Golf starts at 12:00 noon
Awards immediately following golf!

Registration Includes:
Lunch & refreshments
Green fees & cart rental
Competitive games & prizes
An opportunity to transform our city!

We hope you'll join us for golf! We also invite you to host a team or promote your organization with a sponsorship at the event. Your participation in Holes for Homes makes a difference by bringing help and hope to our neighbors throughout this city! Thank you for sharing our vision of Neighbors Loved. Community Restored. Hope Renewed.


The Challenging Condition of Housing in Evansville

07-11-2017

Did you know there is no shortage of people in our community who are in need of help with maintaining their homes?

  • Over 50% of all homes in Evansville were built before 1951, and half of those were built before 1939.
  • Over 15% of Vanderburgh County residents live below the poverty line.
  • Of households, nearly 17,000 are elderly and over 6,000 are single-parent.

Homeowners in Evansville's center city neighborhoods often need help with routine repairs and maintenance to keep their homes in good condition, but simply cannot perform the work themselves or afford to hire acontractor to complete the work. A helping hand from a loving neighbor is needed!

We currently have over 120 home repair projects posted on our website waiting for volunteers. Do you know how to fix a broken window? Would you like to bless an elderly homeowner by helping clean up their yard? Do you have time to clean a neighbor's gutters?

These are just a few ways our volunteers can demonstrate Jesus' love in a tangible way while transforming our community as a whole - join us today! For more information, please email us or call 812-250-6888.

The Restoration Run is April 1 - Join the Race to Restore Our City!

02-19-2017

Online registration is now open for the annual Community One Restoration Run 5K/10K! Kick off the Spring season with this timed 5K/10K event that will take place on Saturday, April 1 at Crossroads Christian Church at 10800 Outer Lincoln Avenue in Newburgh.

The Restoration Run's goal is to raise awareness of housing needs in our city. Proceeds from this year's event will directly benefit our home repair program - providing tools and materials for volunteer-based housing repair projects that restore homes and bring hope to our neighbors all across our city.

This is a timed event and medals will be awarded for the top 5K/10K run finishers in each age / gender bracket. Other event-day opportunities include a 1-Mile Walk and a 5K Walk.

Get all the details and register today at www.community1.org/run!

611 Jefferson Avenue Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - September 27, 2016

09-05-2016

We are thrilled to be dedicating the recently renovated home at 611 Jefferson Avenue in Evansville's Tepe Park neighborhood on Tuesday, September 27. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 10:00 AM. The public is invited to attend.

This renovation project is part of a growing initiative to bring housing restoration to the Tepe Park neighborhood, which has some of the highest rates of vacant and distressed housing in the city of Evansville.

The volunteers and supporters of Community One are excited to restore this home and to offer decent, affordable housing in this neighborhood. We believe the renovation of 611 Jefferson Avenue also marks the start of a renewed vision for housing in the Tepe Park neighborhood, and that in the coming years it will be followed by a combination of blight removal, housing restoration, and new housing construction--by Community One and other housing partners and agencies--that will bless and uplift this neighborhood.

Funding for this project was provided by donations from Vectren Corporation, the City of Evansville Endowment Fund, private donors, and with proceeds from the sale of homes previously renovated by Community One.

This home was restored by volunteers from Crossroads Christian Church with professional serves donated or discounted by Advanced Disposal, Benny's Flooring, SWAT Pest, Lampton Home Improvements, Alside, Guttertech, Kight Home Center, Ridge Nursery, Sherwin Williams Paints, Simms Painting, American Windows, Mike's Flooring, Home Depot, Hahn Brothers Drywall, John Lehman Contracting, Boyd Electric, and Gary's Plumbing.

This home willbe sold to qualified homebuyers with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income. For details, please contact Community One at 812-250-6888 or info@community1.org.

Mary Street Housing Project Groundbreaking Ceremony - July 28, 2016

07-24-2016

Community One is pleased to announce the groundbreaking celebration of the Mary Street Housing Revitalization Project on Thursday, July 28. The event will begin at 10:00 AM and will include a groundbreaking ceremony with Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and the Executive Directors of Community One, HOPE of Evansville and Habitat for Humanity of Evansville. The public is invited to attend.

The Mary Street Housing Revitalization Project is an exciting initiative of the newly-formed collaborative group called HOUSE (Housing Organizations United Serving Evansville). The project combines the unique resources and capabilities of local housing organizations working together to remove blight and develop new affordable housing through a combination of new housing construction and the renovation of existing vacant housing.

"The Mary Street project is a great example of what can be done when we work together. This project showcases how the City of Evansville, private housing agencies, and community funders can all work together to have a significant impact in the effort to remove blight and restore decent, affordable housing inthe Jacobsville neighborhood and all over our city. This is collaboration at its very best." said Eric Cummings, Executive Director at Community One.

Community One is the sponsoring agency for the project, coordinating the housing agency partnerships, site acquisition, and demolition of the blighted structures. Community One will also be restoring an existing vacant home at the site. HOPE of Evansville and Habitat for Humanity of Evansville will be constructing new affordable homes on the site once the existing blighted homes are removed.

Kelley Coures, Executive Director of Evansville's Department of Metropolitan Development, added "This project is a great example of public and private partnership in re-purposing blighted properties for new housing in Evansville. We anticipate more projects like this thanks to collaborative groups like HOUSE and the development of the Evansville Land Bank."

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611 Jefferson Avenue Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - September 27, 2016

Mary Street Housing Project Groundbreaking Ceremony - July 28, 2016