Habitat Response to IN Governor’s Re-opening Plan

Last Friday, the Governor announced a plan for Indiana to re-open as we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic.  You can find Indiana’s plan at www.backontrack.in.gov.  There are five stages to Indiana’s plan which are more restrictive in the immediate future with lessening restrictions over time.   In his address, Governor Holcomb indicated that his plan will be modified if there is a rise in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths or if testing indicators show that a more restrictive response is warranted.  In addition, the government as well as builder associations are recommending numerous safety protocols and procedures be put in place.

Here at Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, we are working to ensure the safety of our volunteers, future homeowners, donors, staff and all those with whom we come into contact.  While we are still working toward resuming normal operations at some point in the future, Habitat is looking at a phased-in approach just like Indiana.  It too is subject to modification as conditions warrant.  In the initial phase, Habitat will have stringent safety guidelines, will limit the size of gatherings, and will be modifying many practices.  We hope to have those guidelines in place by the end of the week so that we can communicate those out to you.  Thank you for your patience as we work through these issues.  Know that as always our number one priority is the safety of our future homeowners, volunteers, donors and staff.

Our mission remains the same – to build homes, communities and hope.  There is still a great need for decent, affordable housing in our community and this pandemic has opened our eyes to the situations of many families who have been asked to shelter-in-place in housing that is unsafe and unfit for human habitation. Your continued support makes Habitat’s work possible, and we are grateful for each of you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Beth at bfolz@evansvillehabitat.org or by calling the office at (812) 423-5623.