IHCDA RED Monthly March 2016

RED Monthly

Important Dates

March 16: HOME Supplemental Round applications due by 5pm.

March 17: CHDO 301 virtual class

May 2: 2016 CDBG OOR final policy and application posted online. Application round begins.

May 16: 2016 HOME rental and homebuyer final policies and applications posted online. Application round begins.

May 26: HOME Supplemental Round - tentative Board Approval

June 8: CHDO 401 virtual class

July 1: 2016 CDBG OOR applications due by 5pm.

July 12: CHDO 501 virtual class

August 5: 2016 HOME rental and homebuyer applications due by 5pm.


RED Notices

RED 16-03 Home Supplemental Funding Round

RED 16-04 Con Plan Survey

RED 16-05 Extended Use Policy Request Submission

RED 16-06 Production Department Updated Application Dates

RED 16-07: 2015 Common Physical Inspection Issues

RED 16-08: CHDO Training Updates

RED 16-11 2016 Annual Action Plan - Updated

RED 16-12 Revised RED Notice 15-11 Permanent Loan Product


Katie Bannon, Real Estate Analyst for the NE region, was in Wabash visiting some of the city's façade improvements done through the Stellar Communities Designation Program. The City of Wabash was designated a Stellar Community in 2014.


The Hamilton Heights High School group hosted a My Community, My Vision public meeting to present their initiatives to community leaders from northern Hamilton County, including representatives from Cicero's Town Council, the Cicero/Jackson Township Plan Commission, Northern Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, the Hamilton County Commissioner, Our Town Cicero, the superintendent of Hamilton Heights School Corporation, and Hamilton Area Neighborhood Development (HAND).


Some of the IHCDA staff celebrated the 2016 Superbowl game by wearing jerseys to work! #TeamIHCDA

Disability Awareness Month

March is Disability Awareness Month. The Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities is celebrating this year’s Disability Awareness Month with the theme “Inclusion is within Everyone’s Ability.” Click here for more information about the campaign.


If your agency has a new staff member who wishes to receive this newsletter, please e-mail Dani Miller, Real Estate Coordinator at dmiller@ihcda.in.gov

This monthly newsletter provides information and updates from the Real Estate Department (RED) at the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). If you have a specific interest or subject area that you would like to read more about please contact us.


Matt Rayburn promoted to Deputy Executive Director


IHCDA proudly announces the promotion of Matt Rayburn to Deputy Executive Director! Matt, who joined IHCDA in 2008, will continue his role as Chief Real Estate Development Officer and assume additional responsibilities as Deputy Executive Director.

Click here to read the full announcement.


2016 Rental Housing Tax Credits Announced

On February 25, 2016 the IHCDA Board of Directors, chaired by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, approved 18 Rental Housing Tax Credit projects out of 50 received applications. The selected projects combine for a funding total of $14.3 million RHTC's and $5.7 million in IHCDA funding. These projects will create over 800 units of affordable housing options for Hoosiers.

Click here to view the full list of awarded and denied projects.

With questions or comments, please contact IHCDA Tax Credit Manager, Alan Rakowski.


Sign up for CHDO 301 Capacity Training on March 17th!

Beginning in 2017, IHCDA will amend its policies for the HOME program in a way that will give a significant funding advantage to certified Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs). This capacity building program provides special assistance to private, nonprofit, community based entities with staff capacity to carry out affordable housing activities. This program is open to existing (certified) CHDOs as well as those nonprofits seeking to become CHDOs.

Did you miss CHDO 101 and 201 sessions? You can view the presentation PowerPoints online here. Make sure you sign up for CHDO 301 to be held on March 17th!


Attention OOR Recipients & Administrators!


IHCDA's Design and Construction Review Analyst, Dave Pugh, will be providing a few tips each month regarding OOR physical inspections to help award recipients and administrators prevent delays and award findings. Check out March's tips below:

  • The installation of a new panel box or circuits requires all breakers to be identified and listed.  The code states: All circuits shall be legibly identified as to purpose or use on a circuit directory located on the face or inside the door of the enclosure.  Section E3602.2 of the 2003 IRC.
  • Open ports within a panel box need concealed to protect accidental contact.  Section E33034.8 of the 2003 IRC.
  • When replacing a water heater there needs to be a discharge line installed.  Section P2803.6.1 of the 2003 IRC.
  • Smoke alarms need installed throughout a home to include each bedroom.  Other exact locations and specification are included in Section R313 of the 2003 IRC.


Preserving Historic Places

Indiana's Statewide Preservation Conference will be held in Vincennes, Indiana from April 26th-29th.

Tuesday, April 26th, from 10am-3pm will be a Section 106 Historic Workshop. IHCDA highly recommends attending this workshop to learn more about the Environmental/Historic106 Reviews process. 

The goal of this training is to explain different review types, when they are required, and how to get your reviews through more efficiently by providing the correct information.

You can attend the 106 training (for free) without attending the whole conference; just select the training and not the conference upon registration.

For more information and registration, visit www.in.gov/dnr/historic


Indiana 2016 Action Plan Stakeholder Survey

The State of Indiana, as a recipient of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is conducting a survey targeted to our partners and stakeholders to: (1) Provide an opportunity for comment on the 2016 preliminary draft Annual Action Plan and (2) Confirm that the community development and housing needs identified for the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan are still applicable.  Your feedback is absolutely critical to us as we establish priorities and identify need for Consolidated Plan-governed resources.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Jen Garner from BBC Research and Consulting at jgarner@bbcresearch.com