The University of Notre Dame is engaged, invested, and committed to PreK-12 education, community development, civic leadership and government relations. Through its Office of Public Affairs, the University collaborates with the community to create a prosperous and healthy environment in which to live, work, and raise a family.

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Notre Dame joins with Habitat for Humanity to increase access to affordable housing close to campus

The University recently announced it is joining with Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County to build as many as seven new homes over the next five years, all in or near the increasingly popular Northeast Neighborhood south of campus, within walking distance to downtown South Bend, the East Bank and Eddy Street Commons.

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Economic Impact

Notre Dame is a major contributor to the economic vitality of the city of South Bend, St. Joseph County and the state of Indiana. As a national — and, increasingly global — institution, Notre Dame also has a growing influence on the world beyond South Bend.

The Office of Public Affairs is dedicated to the University’s contribution to the ongoing development of the local economy and also how a strong partnership with the community benefits Notre Dame as well. Growth in jobs, spending and other economic indicators show a vibrant university and a willing, supportive surrounding community.

$2.46 billion annual economic impact within the region

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Public Affairs is the Notre Dame liaison for areas that include business, state and local government, nonprofit organizations, preK-12 education and community engagement.

In addition to the team in the Office of Public Affairs, the University of Notre Dame has faculty and staff partners across campus that engage with our community at-large. For more information on campus/community engagement, visit engagement.nd.edu.