Duke Energy grant supports housing assessment update
HAND Inc. has been awarded a $7,500 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to update the Hamilton County Housing Needs Assessment, a data-driven analysis of the state of housing in the fast-growing county.
The Legacy Fund and Noblesville Housing Authority also are financially supporting the twice-a-decade evaluation.
“Adequate and affordable housing is so important to maintaining and improving the quality of life for any community,” said Mark LaBarr, Duke Energy community relations manager for Hamilton County.
HAND is soliciting proposals from consultants interested in completing the comprehensive report, which will evaluate broad indicators of community well-being in addition to quantifying housing demand, supply and affordability.
Results of the 2018 assessment are expected to be released at HAND’s annual housing conference, scheduled for Sept. 21.