IHCDA RED Monthly December 2016

RED Monthly

Important Dates

December 5: Full applications due for participation in the 2017 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute. Click here for the application.

December 13: Webinar: Income Verifications. 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST. Registration is free by contacting Joy Hudson at joy@hpgnetwork.com or (260) 439-8372.

December 15: Webinar: What does HUD Say About Bed Bugs?   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST. Click here to register.

January 27, 2017: Team Selection Announced for the 2017 Supportive Housing Institute.

RED Notices

RED 16-57: 2017A-C Rental Housing Tax Credit Applicant List

RED 16-56: RED -HOME Program Webinar Topic Specific Trainings

RED 16-55: The most repeated Pre-8609 Non-Compliance issues for 2016.

RED 16-54: Environmental Review and Section 106 Training.

RED 16-53: Red HOME Program Webinar Topic Specific Trainings

RED 16-52: 2016 Fire Safety Week

RED 16-51: 2017 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute- New Resources Posted

RED 16-50: RFP for Environmental Review and Section 106 Review Consultant

RED 16-49: 2017 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute

Persons with Disabilities

December 3 was International Day of People with Disabilities

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on the 3rd of December around the world.

The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. This theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.

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.


My Voice Portal

IHCDA has officially launched a new initiative called My Voice Portal (MVP).   

MVP is an online form that any IHCDA partner can fill out to provide feedback on a specific IHCDA policy, process, or form.  Partners must identify themselves, identify a program and specific item they are commenting on, provide a narrative explaining why this is an issue, and suggest a proposed solution.  The purpose of MVP is to give partners a more official method of submitting feedback and to emphasize that we welcome constructive comments throughout the year, not just when specific funding policies are out for public comment.

We hope you will utilize MVP so we may better assist you!

Historic Whitlock Place


Historic Whitlock Place Apartments

On November 18th, members of IHCDA attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Historic Whitlock Place Apartments.  An adaptive reuse development in an affordable restricted rental community of 56 apartment homes, situated on two infill acres in the near-downtown area of Crawfordsville, Indiana. The studio, one and two bedroom apartments are located in the historic Culver Union Hospital Building.

This project was funded in part using the 2014A-C Tax Credit round. The 56 units were developed by Flaherty & Collins.

Crawford Apartments II

Crawford Apartments II

On November 28th IHCDA took part in the groundbreaking celebration for Crawford Apartments II in Bloomington. 

This project was funded through a blend of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity and multi-family housing revenue bonds for 35 new apartments for people experiencing chronic homelessness.


Craig Wells CFO

Please welcome IHCDA's New Chief Financial Officer  - Craig Wells

Hello, Everyone!  I’m Craig Wells and I am very excited to be a part of the IHCDA  team.  IHCDA makes a significant and tangible impact on so many communities around our great state, and it is an honor to have the opportunity to contribute in some small way towards that.  I am a lifelong Hoosier, raised on the south side of Indianapolis (Go Southport!) and a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington (Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoosiers!).  Most of my career has been in banking and finance, including stints at Fifth Third Bank and JPMorgan Chase, but I also served as CEO of the Franklin Development Corporation for several years.  My most recent job was Chief Financial Officer for an aviation firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.