Leave a Legacy

Your Legacy Matters. Even a gift in your will of 1% of your estate can make a difference in the lives of your neighbors.

Even after your lifetime, you can be the peace of mind for your neighbors facing an unexpected septic tank failure, the joy for a young family embarking on their first homeownership journey, the hope for an aging neighbor in need of safety upgrades to continue living independently, and the respite for a single mom who’s finally found an affordable apartment to raise her kids.

Through a legacy gift in your Will, you’ll live on through the growth, revitalization, and beautification of your community. You’ll live on through the lives of every one of your neighbors who turns to INHS for support and finds just the help they need thanks to your lasting gift.

If you’ve already included INHS in your Will or estate plan, thank you. Please let us know so that we can properly thank you and keep you informed about our current projects and mission successes. Simply download the Gift Announcement Forms on the right hand side of this page, complete them, and return them by email to legacy@ithacanhs.org or by mail to INHS, 115 W Clinton Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Leaving a legacy with INHS

After providing for your loved ones, a gift in your Will to INHS provides hope, joy, respite, and peace of mind for your neighbors and for future generations in your community. Please consider including Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services in your Will to remember your community. By doing so you will join an extraordinary group of compassionate individuals – like yourself – who believe in the power of neighbors helping neighbors.

To get started leaving your legacy gift and to learn more about the impact it will have on future generations, download our FREE Guide to Preparing Your Will from the right hand column of this page.

The guide includes sample language on page 15 which can be used to include a bequest in your Will. 
For example, “I hereby give to Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., a noto-for-profit corporation, with offices in Ithaca, NY (Tax ID No. 22-2141948)…”
  • the sum of $_____ dollars
  • _____% of my residuary estate
  • the real property located at  _______________

If you’d like to speak with us about your legacy and leaving a gift to INHS, please do reach out to Kayla Wingert at legacy@ithacanhs.org or by phone at (607) 277-4500 ext. 220.

Did You Know?

You can leave your home to INHS after your lifetime.

When you bequest your real property to INHS we’ll use it to advance our mission of revitalizing neighborhoods and assisting low to moderate income people in obtaining quality, affordable housing. Depending on the value, location, and other factors of your home it may either be sold at market rate so that the funds can be reinvested into INHS’ mission or it may be added to the Community Housing Trust to be made permanently affordable to low and moderate income families.

To learn more about bequeathing your home to INHS talk to your estate planning attorney or financial advisor. You can also view sample bequest language on page 15 of our FREE Guide to Preparing Your Will.

Our Donor Promise

At INHS, we’re committed to transparency and to being good stewards of our resources. Each year, we’ll provide you with a community report on the impact of our services in the communities we serve. Additionally, we adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights, and are committed to providing prompt, truthful, and forthright answers to your questions.

Request more information

    I would like:
    To be sent a copy of the Guide to Preparing Your WillTo be contact by someone to further discuss leaving a gift in my WillTo receive sample language for leaving a gift in my WillTo notify you that I have already included a gift to INHS in my WillTo visit an INHS property, program, or office to see the work first hand



    Legal name: Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
    Address: 115 W. Clinton Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
    Tax ID No.: 22-2141948


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