Meet the Board | Phil Kirk
Phil Kirk has been an active member of the board of directors for NeighborLink Indianapolis for the past several years. A mutual friend of his and Dave Withey, Executive Director, who also served on the board encouraged him to have a conversation with Dave. The rest is history.
“I was drawn to NeighborLink Indianapolis by the realization that the organization meets a critical need in our city,” says Kirk. “Literally filling a gap where there is a great need among our senior citizen homeowners who fall below the poverty line by providing the resources to live with dignity and safety in their homes.”
Residing in the Kennedy King neighborhood in Indianapolis with his wife, Abby, and young sons, Emmitt and Tatum, Kirk has a heart for restoration. Prior to becoming a licensed realtor with Plat Collective, he worked in construction management rehabbing homes throughout the city.
“My wife and I are passionate about Indianapolis and believe it is the best place to live, work, and play,” said Kirk.
Phil lives out that passion in his community in several ways, one of which is serving as a board member for NeighborLink Indianapolis. “As a board member, I hope to bring a unique perspective to the table regarding Indianapolis’ housing strengths and weaknesses as we navigate the best ways to serve the unserved among us.”
In his day-to-day work, Kirk has a great understanding of the sometimes disturbing realities at play for senior citizens. Developers and flippers often pressure senior citizens who are falling below the poverty line to sell their homes at a below market rate in order to take advantage of their difficult situations. “This is a predatory practice that needs to stop,” says Kirk. “Neighborlink provides the resources for our senior citizens to combat this unfair pressure and give them the security to repair and maintain their homes.”