Indianapolis Partners With School to Build Homes
Ben Lashar, Indianapolis Recorder
Home is where the heart is, but the heart usually prefers a place with at least four sturdy walls and a solid roof. To that end, the city of Indianapolis and the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township are partnering together to address two issues facing the city: a housing gap and the shortage of skilled construction workers.
As part of the program, students erect a house over the course of a school year. They will take a bus to a worksite, learn proper safety procedures, use tools, develop construction skills, and work like professionals for 90 minutes every day for five days a week.