IHCDA RED Monthly : September 2015

RED Newsletter

Important Dates

September 10: Visitability Webinar, see RED Notice 15-28.

September 11: My Community, My Vision application deadline. Now is the time to start talking to your school administration and getting them involved! Please contact mcmv@ihcda.in.gov with questions. 

September 18: "Moving Forward" Request for Qualifications due, see RED Notice 15-30.

September 26-29: NCSHA Annual Conference & Showplace

October 4-7: 2015 COSCDA Annual Training Conference

October 28-29: Improving Kids' Environment Conference

November 1: 2015 Rental Housing Tax Credit (RHTC) applications due.

RED Notices

RED 15-26 Federal Programs Ongoing Rental Compliance Manual: 3rd Edition

RED 15-27 2016-2017 QAP - Appendices, Forms, and Schedules

RED 15-28 Visitability Webinar

RED 15-29 Updated Online Compliance Training

RED 15-30 2016 Tax Credit General Set-Aside

RED 15-31 Preservation of USDA 515 Webinar

Photos from the IHC!

Click here for information about the 2015 Indiana Housing Conference.


IHCDA Executive Director, Jake Sipe with Keynote speaker, Stephanie Decker.


Chief RED Officer, Matt Rayburn, Tax Credit Manager, Alan Rakowski, and Darin Edwards, the Director of RED Lending, discuss IHCDA Loan Sources.


RED Analyst, Drew Rosenbarger and Auditor, Celia Wang pose for a picture.


IHCDA Executive Director, Jake Sipe prepares for a talk on Preserving your Assets.

If your agency has a new staff member who wishes to receive this newsletter, please email danmiller@ihcda.in.gov

Welcome to Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Real Estate Department's monthly newsletter. Each month this will provide you with information and updates from our department. Do you have a specific interest or subject area that you would like for us to cover? Let us know!

"Moving Forward" 2016 Tax Credit General Set-Aside Announcement

IHCDA is pleased to announce that the 2016 General Set-Aside will be used to create innovative developments that combine affordable housing with transportation opportunites and energy efficient design. Click here for more details about the program.


Stellar Communities Designees announced!

On August 17th, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann was joined by representatives from the 9 partner agencies at a showcase to highlight strategic investment plans of the 5 finalists and announcement of the 2015 Stellar Designees. Crawfordsville was awarded as the Division I Designee (communities with a population of 6,000 or more) and the Town of North Liberty as the Designee from Division II (populations of 6,000 and smaller). Click here for more details about the Stellar Communities Designation Program.


Next month, RED Production is coming to you!

The RED Production Department would like to announce a tentative schedule for upcoming regional meet and greets throughout the month of October. Come meet the Production staff, learn about changes to the 2016 IHCDA HOME program, and provide input on your community needs. There will also be an opportunity for one-on-one technical assistance. RSVP is encouraged but not required. More details to come soon.

October 6, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Washington, Indiana (Daviess County)
Washington Carnegie Public Library

October 9, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greensburg, Indiana (Decatur County)
Purdue Extension Office

October 21, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monticello, Indiana (White County)
Monticello-Union Public Library

October 27, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marion, Indiana (Grant County)
Marion County Public Library

Get to know your regional Analyst / Auditor!

Meet Drew Rosenbarger, the regional Real Estate Analyst for the Southeast region. 


I grew up in the Broad Ripple area before moving to Noblesville for middle school and high school. I then went down to Bloomington and attended Indiana University to study neuroscience. After realizing I didn’t want to continue on the science path, I shifted gears and went to Ball State to study urban planning. This is where I was introduced to affordable housing and community development. While at Ball State, I had great internship opportunities. I first interned with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization where I got to take part in the planning of the proposed bus rapid transit system. I then got to spend a year with the Carmel Department of Community Services in a more traditional urban planning role. After Ball State, I interned with a small consulting firm that worked on a range of things including transportation, real estate, and urban planning. All of these previous experiences, even the neuroscience, have been beneficial in my role as a Real Estate Production Analyst, and I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to help both communities and people in need throughout Indiana. 

Meet Celia Wang, the regional Compliance Auditor for the Southeast region.


It has just been 6 months since I joined the IHCDA RED Compliance team! I was born and raised in Taipei city, Taiwan. After graduating from College, I enrolled in the SPEA master program at IU Bloomington. After spending 2 years in Bloomington, I fell in love with Indiana and am proud to call myself a Hoosier, especially during the Basketball season! I was an AmeriCorps VISTA for the research department at IHCDA shortly after graduating from SPEA, in which I had the opportunity to work with the Analysts from the Real Estate department. After completing my VISTA term, I joined a private accounting firm and moved to D.C. to do consulting for two years. After being a consultant for two years I realized the importance of work-life balance and my passion for supporting local community development.

It has been rewarding to work at IHCDA and to hear about the amazing projects we have helped communities accomplish. I hope to do the best I can to help people stay in program compliance so that more people can benefit from our programs and more awesome projects can be implemented.