IHCDA RED Monthly April 2016

RED Monthly

Important Dates

April 12: My Community, My Vision Final Event @ 1899 from 11am-1pm.

April 22: Course 110: Identifying Community Strengths and Weaknesses

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

June 17: Course 120: Building Local Capacity for Planning and Action

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

July 7: Course 130: Coalition Building/Building Partnerships

July 12: CHDO 501 virtual class

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

August 5: Course 140: How to Seek and Implement Public Feedback

September 6: Course 150: Strategies for Leveraging Public and Private Funds

October 20: Course 160: Fundamentals of Project Management

RED Notices

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

 RED 16-13 Smoke Free Housing Resources

RED 16-14 Subsidy Limit Waiver Request - HOME Supplemental Round

RED 16-15 IACED Training Registration Open

RED 16-16 HOME Supplemental Round- Match Forms

RED 16-17 Updated OOR/Homeowner Income Certification

RED 16-18 Ramp Up Indiana


April is National Fair Housing Month!

This month, we come together as a community and a nation to celebrate the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act and recommit to that goal which inspired us in the aftermath of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination in 1968: to eliminate housing discrimination and create equal opportunity in every community.


Katie Bannon, Real Estate Analyst for the NE region, was in Goshen visiting The Hawks Apartments. The project received RHTC and HOME funds to convert a former furniture factory along the Mill Race Canal into affordable housing units.

If your agency has a new staff member who wishes to receive this newsletter, please e-mail Leesa Norton, Real Estate Coordinator at lnorton@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.

New IHCDA Program Announced: Ramp Up Indiana


A press release on March 17th announced the new program that will be administered by IHCDA! Ramp Up Indiana will provide grants to not-for-profit organizations for the installation of exterior ramps to homes occupied by people who need to improve the accessibility of their home.

There will be an informational webinar on April 4th and applications will be accepted starting May 1st; applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and are non-competitive.

See RED Notice 16-18 for more details.

If you have questions about Ramp Up Indiana, please contact Matt Rayburn.

Real Estate Staffing Updates

IHCDA happily announces a few staffing updates within the Real Estate Department!


Peter Nelson has shifted postions from a Compliance Auditor to the Tax Credit Specialist.

In this newly created position, Peter will work with Alan Rakowski (Rental Housing Tax Credit Manager) to review applications, provide technical support and help to evaluate and update application policies and procedures for the Rental Housing Tax Credit Program and the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP).  If you’re putting together a tax credit application or have questions about a project that already has a tax credit reservation, please feel free to contact Peter at pnelson@ihcda.in.gov or (317) 234-0126.


Please welcome Dani Miller as the new Production Analyst for the Northwest Region of Indiana. You may know Dani as the former RED Coordinator. We are excited to have her take on this new role! If your organization or government entity is in the Northwest region, feel free to reach out to Dani and let her know what your agency is working on!

Sign up for the June 8th CHDO 401 Capacity Training

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 101-301 sessions? You can view the presentation PowerPoints online here. Make sure you sign up for CHDO 401 on June 8th at 9am or 1:30pm.

Preserving Historic Places

Indiana's Statewide Preservation Conference will be held in Vincennes 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

IHCDA, OCRA and HPGN to offer curriculum of courses to help build capacity


IHCDA, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and High Performance Government Network (HPGN) have collaborated to create a curriculum of courses to help build capacity in Indiana's hometowns. The courses are designed for Indiana community leaders, which includes but is not limited to: grant administrators, economic development offices, and community foundations.

Click here for more information and to register.