Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana

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Today:   We revisit our conversation with Carolyn Saxton of the Legacy Foundation about the initiative that  the Lake County community foundation established with the Knight Foundation, Indiana Black Expo, and the cities of Gary and East Chicago to help small businesses in both cities stay open during the coronavirus pandemic.  The application deadline for the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund ends during the month of October,  We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University, and Habitat for Humanity Northwest Indiana executive director Dawn Michaels tells us the latest house under construction in Gary's "Field of Dreams" neighborhood, in the 1700 and 1800 blocks of Adams and Washington Streets, which will give another family an affordable place to live sometime early next year. The owner of Majestic Star Casino, Spectacle Entertainment, is partnering with HFH on this project.  Reporter Michael Puente also spoke to several Latin-x supporters of President Donald Trump, and he offers us that conversation.

Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Nov 14, 2018
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana

Today:   Amy Blaker with Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana is with Jon Brezik and Tim Brown with the Lake County Community Development Dept., to talk about the joint Lake County – Habitat For Humanity “Veterans Build” in Merrillville, on W. 84th Court.  It's part of a neighborhood revitalization effort by the county.  We also have another edition of "Green Fleet Radio," supported by South Shore Clean Cities.  Lauri Keagle, in for Host Carl Lisek, talks with Mitch Barloga of NIRPC.

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Today:  Dan Klein, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity Northwest Indiana joins us to talk about the house being constructed in Lowell by volunteers -- most of them women -- who are involved in this year's National Women Build Week.  Volunteers got together recently to build the walls of the house, and they were transported to the site on North Castle Street for today's work.  Klein also talks about other local Habitat for Humanity building projects coming up.

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Lifelong Hammond resident, Darnell Jones has had his life impacted by some unfortunate occurrences.

But now Darnell is the recipient of a fortunate circumstance. He is a partner family and a recipient of a Habitat for Humanity home that is being designed specifically for him. He's 32-year's-old and has custody of his daughter and son who will also be living with him.