Homeownership Essentials



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Did you know that April marks Fair Housing Month?
You can learn more from the Indiana Civil Rights Commission 
and the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana


Do You Know Your Options?

IHCDA • The Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority is dedicated to providing home ownership opportunities through various programs. Whether you're a first time buyer or you've owned before, there are benefits under 8 different homebuyer opportunities that you can talk to someone about.

Contact IHCDA at:
317-232-7777 to be connected with a specialist dedicated to helping you through your home-ownership journey.

Utilizing Your
VA Home Loan

By clicking the title, you will be redirected to the Veteran Benefits Administration website that provides information about:

  • the home buying process
  • how this benefit works
  • eligibility and application process
  • lenders and realtors
  • and much more

Get Alarmed!


Click the picture to learn how to protect your home from a fire!

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has launched a campaign from a federal Fire Prevention & Safety Grant that will enable households throughout Indiana to receive a free smoke alarm. With the help of other organizations and your community partners, your family can rely on the safety precaution to "Get Alarmed" before it's too late.

National Homeownership Month in June!

Look for events on Facebook and your community centers to learn how to become a home owner.
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Whether you're looking to buy, sell or refinance your home, Homes for Heroes® can connect you to realtors in your area that offer special programs, discounts and care specifically for heroes. The rebates for heroes (active/retired Military, Firefighters, Police Officers, Medical Professionals, and Teachers) can receive a 25% discount on the real estate commission when buying or selling their primary home, along with discounted fees from the Lender and Title company affiliates.

Discover Banking Mortgage Options

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⋅  BMO


Fair housing laws protect you against discrimination based on such factors as your race, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion or military status. You can learn more details through the Fair Housing Center.
Interested in knowing how to fight discrimination? The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana is looking for Fair Housing Testers to gather information about the housing practices to ensure people are not being discriminated against with unfair housing actions.
Have you or someone you know faced such acts of discrimination? You can report a hate crime to the Indiana Alliance Against Hate 

Do You Qualify for Indiana's Veteran State Benefit?

Find out the qualifications and requirements to process the Disabled Veteran Property Tax Deduction by going to IDVA's benefit site or contacting your local County Veteran Service Officer.

Listen to the experts

Have you had a chance to watch the D.O.D and Old National Bank video that was published on our Facebook page? Click the link to be directed to the video

Financial Literacy & Affordable Housing

While you may not be able to sign a lease right this moment, there are steps to take beforehand to prepare.

⋅  IHCDA: Affordable Rental PropertiesFramework Homebuyer Education
  USAA: Home Learning Center
⋅  Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership 
⋅  Partners in Housing

     The Inevitable:
Home Modifications & Repairs

If you already own your home, then you know what work needs to be done to suit your lifestyle. Whether it's building a wheelchair ramp or installing new cabinets, find the right place for you to go to
⋅  IHCDA: Home Repairs
⋅  Habitat Home Repairs
⋅  Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  Rebuilding Together
⋅  Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP)

Low Income Does Not Mean You Will Never Be A Homeowner


Habitat for Humanity's Homeownership Program assists low-income families live in affordable housing, navigate towards financial stability, find mortgage payments they can manage, and much more. 

Attend the upcoming session & learn how to become a homeowner with Habitat

Facing Homelessness?

Call: 877-4AID-VET to be connected with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

Emergency Shelter Listing
HUDVASH & other VA Programs

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Are you looking for more?

Additional resources can be found on our Veterans Resource Hub.