Area 31 Students Building Another New House in Wayne

Another new home is going up on Caven Street in Wayne Township, thanks to the Area 31 Career Center’s Construction Trades Program.

This is the fourth new home students from the program have worked on in the Drexel Gardens neighborhood in recent years. The three-bedroom, two-bath home has the same basic floor plan as the house next door to it that students built last year.

The lots the homes are on were purchased by Indy Gateway as part of its workforce training partnership with the career center. The purchase of the property and the preparation of the land was made possible, in part, through a grant from the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership.

“Many community partners have made our students’ home-building efforts possible,” said MSD of Wayne Township Superintendent Jeff Butts. “These homes are a great example of what happens when a school system and community work together.”