IHCDA Info - September 2015

ihcda monthly info

Upcoming Events

October 4: Haitian Association of Indiana Town Hall Meeting

October 5: INCAA visit with Lt. Governor Ellspermann

October 4-72015 COSCDA Annual Training Conference

October 16: Moving Forward developer presentations

October 17: Delphi Opera House dedication

October 23: Canal Commons grand opening

October 20: Human Services, Inc. 50th Anniversary & Annual Meeting

October 24: Community Action of Southern Indiana 50th Anniversary

October 26: Richmond Blight Elimination Program event

October 28-29: Improving Kids' Environment Conference

October 30: Kokomo Blight Elimination Program event

November 17-18AHAIN Conference & Annual Meeting

November 18-19: Neighborhood Stabilization as Community Development

December 7-8: Governor's Conference for People with Disabilities


RED Notices

RED 15-29 - Updated online compliance training

RED 15-30 - 2016 Tax Credit General Set-Aside

RED 15-31 - Preservation of USDA 515 webinar

RED 15-32 - Updated compliance forms

RED 15-33 - 2016 Tax Credit General Set-Aside respondents & presentation schedule

RED 15-34 - Aging in Place study

Visit our website for an archive of 2015 RED Notices.

ihcda on location

IHCDA...On Location

Check out our new video series,  IHCDA...On Location, filmed in North Vernon. Watch and learn more about how the Stellar Communities program has impacted this small, thriving community.


2015 Stellarbrations

Congratulations to Crawfordsville and North Liberty, the 2015 Stellar Communities Designees. Both communities shared their excitement by hosting "Stellarbrations" highlighting local community development plans.


Reminder: Moving Forward Program 


Moving Forward presentations have been rescheduled for Friday, October 16, 2015. The presentations are open to the public. 

Each team that intends to use a PowerPoint presentation must send it to Alan Rakowski by 5:00 PM on October 14, 2015. IHCDA will announce the two selected teams on Monday, October 19, 2015. For additional details please review RED Notice 15-33.


My Community, My Vision Program Launches

IHCDA was proud to host the 2015-2016 My Community, My Vision (MCMV) class during the program launch at Ivy Tech Community College. Designed to combat Indiana's "brain drain" challenge, MCMV matches high school students with Ball State University graduate students to study how communities can attract and retain Millennial residents. 

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 MCMV teams: 

• ARISE (Gary)
• Muncie Central High School
• Jobs for America’s Graduates (DeKalb High School)
• C.O.M.P.A.S.S. program (Anderson Community Schools)
• Business Professionals of America (Hamilton Heights)
• DECA Chapter (Martinsville High School)


October is Energy Efficiency Month

The days are getting shorter, mornings are cooler and leaves are turning colors. Autumn has officially arrived!

October is Energy Efficiency Month, and as temperatures dip, IHCDA will share ways you can help reduce energy bills and care for our environment.

Energy costs are a fact of life, whether it's a sweltering summer or frigid winter season. As Hoosiers, we've all felt the impact of extreme temperatures and the high costs associated with them. A report released by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity shows the percentage of income spent on energy costs based upon household income. This report estimated the following for 2014:

·  For those earning $50,000 annually or more, energy costs account for approximately 8% of their after tax income.

·  For those earning $30,000 to $50,000 the percentage rises to 16%.

·  For those earning $30,000 or less the percentage rises to a significant 26%.

No matter your income bracket, a few small changes can make a big difference when it comes to saving energy. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for additional tips throughout the month of October. 


Alexandria hosts first Blight Elimination Program demolition

On September 14, 2015, Peggy Welch, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Lt. Governor Ellspermann's Office, joined IHCDA Executive Director Jacob Sipe, Alexandria Mayor Jack Woods and local residents who gathered to view the city's first demolition of a blighted property through Indiana’s Blight Elimination Program (BEP). Alexandria's BEP demolition will result in a safer environment and a more welcoming neighborhood for all.