INHP and HACA “Bring the Heat” before cold weather sets in

INDIANAPOLIS (September 29, 2011)— The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) is partnering with the Heating and Air Conditioning Alliance (HACA) on Saturday, October 1, 2011, for a “Bring the Heat” system inspection, cleaning, and repair event aimed at 60 low- and moderate-income families.

On Saturday, from 8 – 11:30 a.m. HACA heating professionals will check, clean and service heating units free of charge for 60 families identified by INHP.

“We want to provide a maintenance tune-up for the families’ heating systems before cold weather sets in,” says Sherri Puckett, Executive Director of HACA. “Our focus is on helping families who have low income levels, and there is a natural fit for us to work with INHP in this program.”

This is the fifth year INHP and HACA have worked together to assist families with a heating system program.

“’Bring the Heat’ is an excellent opportunity for INHP to align its mission of increasing—safe, decent, affordable housing opportunities—with a program specifically focusing on the issue of safety and the well-being of Indianapolis homeowners,” says Joe Huntzinger, INHP Vice President of Mortgage Lending. “We want to make sure families do not have carbon monoxide issues and that dirt and debris are cleaned out of their units.”

Mayor Greg Ballard will join the HACA professionals to kickoff the event from 7:30-8 a.m. at Indiana Supply, 3835 E. 2st Street. From there they depart to their assigned homes to do the work.

About INHP
INHP is a trusted 23-year-old nonprofit that empowers working families to become and remain long-term, successful homeowners. The mission of INHP is to increase safe, decent, affordable housing opportunities that foster healthy, viable neighborhoods. During the most recent fiscal year, 2,287 families received homeownership assistance through INHP; and, INHP in collaboration with its partners and the community invested more than $15 million in financing for low- and moderate-income families to purchase or repair their homes. For more information, visit

About HACA of Indiana

The Heating and Air Conditioning Alliance of Indiana is a local trade organization consisting of industry professionals committed to meeting the HVAC needs of our community and promoting a safe and competitive marketplace. These licensed professionals employ trained service technicians using the latest technologies to promote energy conservation while following all health and safety standards to provide a comfort level you can rely on. For more information, visit


Updated: September 30, 2011 — 7:19 am

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