Noblesville-based HAND Inc. is announcing the departure of Executive Director Jennifer Miller, as of Nov. 1, 2019.
Jennifer has been with HAND since 2016. She led the organization through a period of collaborative growth, including an expansion into Boone County and the formation of the Hamilton County Home Repair Partnership with Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County and the former Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County.
“I am very proud of the work we have accomplished in the last three years and look forward to seeing how HAND grows in the future,” Miller said. “The need for affordable housing options only increases each year in our communities. I will continue to support HAND and its partners in these efforts.”
Over the next few months, HAND’s Board of Directors will be conducting a search to fill the position.
“Jennifer stepped into her leadership role at HAND during a time of significant organizational transition. She has worked tirelessly to further enhance HAND’s reputation and partnerships,” said Board President Cory Daly. “As unfortunate as this announcement is, our remaining staff at HAND is well prepared to continue building upon the strong foundation Jennifer has laid and continue our important mission.”
During this transition period, it is the goal of the organization to find the best individual while still maintaining services and moving ahead with development projects.
Founded in 2003 as Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development Inc., HAND’s mission is to be a leader in promoting prosperity and diversity in its communities by providing quality housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.
So far, HAND has invested more than $21 million in suburban housing and $480,000 in home repairs.