Lift Indy is a comprehensive community development program which promotes equitable neighborhood revitalization through affordable housing, economic development, and placemaking. Each year, the City of Indianapolis will select one strategic, focused area with market potential and make a multi-year commitment of HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to help meet neighborhood goals.
The Monon16 area was selected as the 2018 Lift Indy area for the inaugural year of the program. The Department of Metropolitan Development and a team of community partners selected from nine proposals to award Monon16 with around $4.5 million in funding over the next three years. The development team, led by Renew Indianapolis, includes Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity, the Harrison Center for the Arts, the ReDevelopment Group, David Weekley Homes, and TWG Development.