Who We Are: We are everyday people from Columbus and Bartholomew County. Our chapter includes Moms, veterans, immigrants, and people of all faiths and backgrounds who want to fight for our homes, our families, and our future!
What We Do: Our chapter leads Hoosier Action’s housing work. We work locally, statewide, and nationally to protect our homes, expand tenants’ rights, and to end the evictions and affordable housing crises. Since we began in 2020, we have met with multiple local, state, and federal elected officials and shared our housing stories. In 2021, chapter leaders traveled to Washington D.C. with a delegation of tenants from across the country to fight for policies to keep Hoosiers in their homes during the pandemic. In 2022, we moved our State Senator to co-author a bill that would protect Hoosier families by enforcing habitability and safety standards in rental homes, a basic protection that all Hoosier tenants deserve.
We believe in the power of everyday people—like you and me—coming together across our differences in race, class, and geography to take collective action to make change and build the future Hoosier families need. We are constantly building power by organizing more people—talking to our neighbors, going door-knocking, holding community dinners & tenants rights trainings, and investing in each other’s leadership and growth.
Where We Work: Although all of our leaders live in Bartholomew County, we work across the state on housing issues, and would love to connect with Hoosiers anywhere who want to fight for safe and affordable housing.
When We Meet: We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm ET. Our meeting locations vary, so be sure to register on our events page to join us next month! You can also find monthly outreach opportunities in Bartholomew County there as well.