IHCDA RED Monthly August 2016

RED Monthly

Important Dates

August 5: OCRA and IHCDA Capacity Building Training will be held at the Indiana Government Center South Conference Room B, 302 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, 46204, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT Click here to register.

August 17: 2016 HOME rental and homebuyer applications due by 5pm. EDT

August 18-19th: RED Compliance Training "Home Rental Compliance" will be held at TRI-CAP Family Planning, 607 3rd Avenue #2X, Jasper, 47546, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Click here to register.

August 25th-26th: Indiana Housing Conference will be held at the JW Marriot, 10 S West Street, Indianapolis, 46204. Click here for the agenda.

September 8:  RED Compliance Training "RHTC with Multi-Layer Funding" will be held at Brookhaven, County Line, 940 Wild Indigo Lane Indianapolis, IN 46227, from  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Click here to register.

RED Notices

RED 16-40: 2016 Compliance Trainings

RED 16-41: Real Estate Production Regional Meetings and Survey

RED 16-42: National Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan Public Hearing

RED 16-43: National Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan Public Hearing

RED 16-44: RED Compliance Training for August, September, and November

RED 16-45: Moving Forward 2.0 Respondents & Presentation Date

RED 16-46:  Changes to 2016 HOME Application Form

August is National Water Quality Month

algae bloom


Clean Water Action offers a succinct but thorough factsheet on what individuals and families can do to prevent water pollution from their homes, including:

  • not using antibacterial soaps or cleaning products
  • not flushing unwanted or out-of-date medications down the toilet or drain
  • not putting anything but water down storm drains
  • fixing leaks that drop from cars and putting liners in driveways to collect oil and other materials
  • avoiding using pesticides or chemical fertilizers
  • choosing nontoxic household products when possible
  • picking up after pets
  • not paving properties

If your agency has a new staff member who wish 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.


What is the Section 184 Loan Guarantee Program?

The Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program is a home mortgage specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native families, including those who live in Indiana. Section 184 loans can be used, both on and off native lands, for new construction, rehabilitation, purchase of an existing home, or refinance. You must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe to utilize this program.  Click here for a list of qualified lenders.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Indiana Native American/Indian Affairs Commission (INAIAC) at info@inaiac.in.gov

Martin Co. Groundbreaking


Martin County Senior Citizens Housing

On July 13th, members of IHCDA attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Martin County Senior Citizens Housing rehabilitation project. This project, funded in part using IHCDA HOME funds, will result in the rehabilitation of 42 senior housing units across two apartment complexes located in Loogootee. These units, originally built in the late 1960s, will receive extensive repairs with a focus on energy efficiency and livability improvements for tenants. 

Housing Conference

CHDOs Sessions at the 2016 Indiana Housing Conference.

 As part of the 2016 Indiana Housing Conference - to be held August 25-26, IHCDA will be hosting a separate track targeted toward Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs).  The track will offer eight sessions covering topics including CHDO regulations, assembling a rental or homebuyer project, non-profit financial management, and a CHDO peer-to-peer panel.  These sessions are designed for current CHDO’s and any other organization which is considering certifying as an IHCDA CHDO in future HOME rounds.  To encourage participation, we are offering scholarships to organizations to attend the CHDO track. Scholarship information can be found on IHCDA’s CHDO webpage.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sam Spergel (sspergel@ihcda.in.gov) or Aj Bytnar (abytnar@ihcda.in.gov ).

CreatINg Places

IHCDA is excited to announce the approval of $1,000,000 for placemaking projects. The program, CreatINg Places, is a partnership between IHCDA and Patronicity. It combines donation crowdfunding and matching grant dollars for the implementation of eligible place-based projects aimed at increasing the overall quality of life in communities across Indiana. Look for more details in the coming months about the program with an anticipated launch in late September 2016. Contact the IHCDA Placemaking Manager, Carmen Lethig, at clethig@ihcda.in.gov for more information.


Placemaking Indiana

Are you still unsure about how to define placemaking? Can you tell the difference between creative placemaking and tactical placemaking? Are you curious about the placemaking projects that Indiana’s communities are already implementing? Information on these topics and more can be found on the Placemaking Indiana website. More resources will be added soon, including a new Placemaking Indiana blog.