HAND Poised to have Change in Leadership

March 28, 2016

HAND announced they will be searching for a new Executive Director to replace Nate Lichti, its director since 2012. Lichti announced he would be going to work for a regional nonprofit organization.

HAND works throughout Hamilton County to raise awareness of affordable housing needs, and to provide solutions when possible. Since 2012, these efforts expanded considerably.

During Lichti’s tenure, HAND conducted a strategic plan and built relationships in all eight cities and towns. HAND’s Housing Needs Assessment has been a resource for local nonprofits and communities since it was completed in 2013. It contained community specific data and strategies generated through the public process.  Support for HAND increased from less than 10 regular donors to over 130.

The new Director will have an opportunity to build on a platform HAND intentionally developed as part of its multi-year strategy adopted in 2013. This includes community building efforts coordinated through the Neighborhoods NOW program and Helping HAND.

Housing continues to be a primary focus for HAND. After completing 14 apartments last year, HAND now owns 94 units in Sheridan, Cicero and Noblesville.  Two innovative projects came close to receiving funds in 2015, and may be competitive in 2016 if community partners elect to move them forward.

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to employment@handincorporated.org. The position description and more information about HAND is available on its website: www.handincorporated.org. Questions can be directed to Sara Hill, Vice President and chair of the Selection Committee: sara.hill@lakecitybank.com.

HAND invests in neighborhoods, provides housing solutions, and builds partnerships to improve the lives and build community in Hamilton County. Individuals interested in learning more can visit www.handincorporated.org or call 317-674-8108 for more information.