Distinctive Development in St. Clair Place

In 2009, Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) accepted the community’s challenge to revitalize St. Clair Place—a near-downtown neighborhood that had become notorious for vacancy, violence, and blight. Seven years and 89 new and rehabbed houses later, the neighborhood has made…

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The Other Side of Blight: One Homeowner’s Story
The Other Side of Blight: One Homeowner’s Story
The Other Side of Blight: One Homeowner’s Story

Before the 2007 housing crisis, Brian Cole was a small business owner. He had spent 26 years in the jewelry industry, working his way up from sales to management to store ownership. But when the bottom fell out of the…

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NEAR names Susan Vogt Director of Economic Development

A NEAR Announcement February 9, 2016   Susan Vogt has been named Director of Economic Development for Near East Area Renewal (NEAR). NEAR is a nonprofit community development corporation (CDC) serving the Near Eastside of Indianapolis through neighborhood revitalization and…

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Caulk of the Town – October 22, 2016
Caulk of the Town – October 22, 2016
Caulk of the Town – October 22, 2016

Now is the time to sign up to volunteer, sponsor, and get a house weatherized. Our online forms make it easy. Caulk of the Town 2016 is Saturday, October 22, 9 am to 1 pm. Caulk of the Town is a community-wide home weatherization…

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High-Efficiency Furnace Installation
High-Efficiency Furnace Installation
High-Efficiency Furnace Installation

NEAR is once again partnering with area businesses, community partners, and neighborhood volunteers to organize Caulk of the Town. This event has two components that go along with it. The first is the event on October 24 in which we…

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