IHCDA RED Monthly June 2016

RED Monthly

Important Dates

June 8: CHDO 401 virtual class click link to register.

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

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

July 7: Course 130: Coalition Building/Building Partnerships

July 12: CHDO 501 virtual class click link to register.

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

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

RED Notices

RED 16-25: 2016-17 My Community, My Vision Program

RED 16-26: 2016 RHTC Rent and Income Limits

RED 16-27: Ramp Up CDBG TA

RED_16-28:  2016 CDBG-OOR Webinar

RED_16-29: 2016 Capacity Building Courses – Update to RED 16-22

RED-16-30: CDBG-DR1 Available Funding.

RED 16-31: IACED Training Courses

RED 16-32: Tax Credit General Set-Aside - Moving Forward 2.0

RED 16-33: CHDO 401 and 501

RED 16-34: HOME Application Round Opens

RED 16-35: 2015 Federal Program Income and Rent Limits

RED 16-36: Updates to CDBG Policy

National Safety Month


June is National Safety Month (NSM). Make sure to visit the NSM website to download materials and encourage your staff to attend our webinars. Let's work together to keep those we care about safe for a lifetime!



At the May 12th Indiana Permanent Supportive Housing Institute (IPSHI) session, each participating team presented a 15 minute pitch of their current project concept to a panel of IHCDA and CSH staff. Inspired by the popular TV show Shark Tank, the panelists wore shark hats and had the opportunity to ask question and provide feedback to the teams.

The sharks were: (from left to right) Emily Bair, Rodney Stockment, Lori Phillips-Steele and Matt Rayburn.

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


RED 16-32: 2017 Tax Credit General Set-Aside - Moving Forward 2.0

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Moving Forward 2.0 program. The RFQ is seeking Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to apply on or before July 8, 2016.

CAAs will work with subject matter experts to create both an energy efficient affordable housing development equipped with transportation options for residents and a comprehensive plan aimed to break the cycle of generational poverty.

Click here to access the Request for Qualifications.

Please submit all comments and questions to the attention of Alan Rakowski, Rental Housing Tax Credit Manager, at (317) 233-1220 or arakowski@ihcda.in.gov.

In 2015, IHCDA and Energy Systems Network (ESN) launched a new, innovative program aimed at providing energy efficient affordable housing and transportation. The program, called Moving Forward, is designed to create housing that increases quality of life while decreasing the cost of living for low to moderate income individuals and families.


Beech Grove Station

Beech Grove Station celebrated its grand opening on April 29, 2016.  Developed by Community Action of Greater Indianapolis, Inc.  and the NRP Group, LLC, Beech Grove Station will provide 60 units of affordable housing for seniors. The development is comprised of high quality, cottage style apartments with attached garages, targeting seniors wanting to maintain independence and mobility.  IHCDA invested $823,908 in Rental Housing Tax Credits and $400,000 in HOME to help develop the property.


 Explore CDBG

As a community development professional who works on projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), you may have wondered how to use CDBG funds to:

  • Create transformative impact in your community, improve the lives of all residents, and especially those with low and moderate income levels
  • Develop strategies that bring partners and resources together, leveraging funds and building community assets
  • Implement your program effectively, increasing the likelihood of successful projects

To help answer these questions, HUD has created Explore CDBG, a collection of online technical assistance products.


Hoosier Housing Now

Take the time to read the Hoosier Housing Now blasts that are sent out by the Research and Innovation (R and I) team. These are very short articles that cover important issues and data points.  If you haven’t seen the Hoosier Housing Now releases, all previous issues are archived here.


Placemaking Updates

Placemaking is an ongoing, collaborative process that fosters a greater sense of place within a community.  It capitalizes on the strengths of the built environment to create worthwhile places where people of all ages and abilities can live, work and play.

If this sounds like something that’s taking place in your community, please let us know! IHCDA wants to help spread the word about the great placemaking that is happening in communities across Indiana. Email Veronica Watson your contact information and a description of your placemaking project at vwatson@ihcda.in.gov.