IHCDA RED Monthly April 2017

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Important Dates

April 13 - Section 3 and MBE/WBE Webinar.  For registration please click here

April 28 - Stellar Communities Letters of Interest are due

May 8 - Application Available/Round begins for CDBG - Tentative

May 25 - HOME Supplemental round awards announced.

June 5 - HOME Application and Policy Released - Tentative

July 7 - CDBG Applications due

August 16 - HOME Applications are due

October 26 - Award Announcements for HOME

RED Notices

RED 17-15 - Ramp Up - Match

RED 17-14 - Development Fund Application Forms & Instructions - Equity Uncertainty

RED 17-13 - RED-HOME Program Webinar Topic Specific Trainings

RED 17-12 - Availability of Indiana Affordable Housing and Community Development Fund

RED 17-11 - HOME Supplemental Round FAQ Webinar

RED 17-10 - NDC Training

RED 17-09 - IHCDA Response to Uncertainty in RHTC Equity Pricing.

RED 17-08: HOME Supplemental Round

April is National Fair Housing Month

The right to equal opportunity in housing is ensured not only by the Fair Housing Act, but also by state and local laws. HUD provides FHAP funding annually on a noncompetitive basis to state and local agencies that enforce fair housing laws that HUD has determined to be substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act. These agencies investigate and enforce complaints of housing discrimination that arise within their jurisdiction. In Indiana, there are several local FHAP partners and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) has jurisdiction statewide. For information click here.

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.

La Casa

Featured Event

On March 15th three members of IHCDA’s staff traveled to Elkhart for La Casa’s annual luncheon. The program for the luncheon focused on several of the success stories told by the people whom La Casa had served. Overall the luncheon helped reinforce how important partnerships are in the community development industry. This allowed IHCDA a chance to see what one our partners is accomplishing in their community, giving us the ability to share those successes with the rest of the state. 


My Community, My Vision Final Event

On Wednesday, April 19th, high school students from Crawfordsville, Fort Wayne, Greenfield, Greensburg, and Shelbyville will come together at The Platform in Indianapolis to present their youth-driven plans for their communities to local and state government officials, Ball State students and faculty. Over the past several months, these students have been learning about the community planning process from Ball State Urban Planning graduate students. Their goal is to apply these principles to their hometowns. Each student group has worked with their local city planner and government officials and held public meetings in their respective communities. Click here for more information about MCMV.


Ramp Up Indiana Update

As of March 28, 2017, the 10% match requirement has been removed from the Ramp Up Indiana grant program. Most items like in-kind donations, other grants, and volunteer labor that were eligible for Match are now eligible for points in the Financing scoring category of the application. The updated policy and forms will be posted on the Ramp Up webpage later this week. Please contact Real Estate Production Analyst, Dani Miller with any questions.



Indiana Supportive Housing Institute

The 2017 annual Indiana Supportive Housing Institute kicked off on March. Teams representing Columbus, Elkhart, Indianapolis, Martinsville, and Plymouth gathered for three days to begin developing their concepts around creating supportive housing to end homelessness in their communities. The Institute is a partnership between IHCDA and CSH. Teams will complete the Institute process in August and then be eligible to apply for HOME and National Housing Trust Fund grants.

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CreatINg Places Update

The CreatINg Places program is IHCDA’s funding program for placemaking projects. It is a partnership with Patronicity that combines donation and reward-based crowdfunding with IHCDA grant dollars to implement placemaking projects in public spaces. Since its launch in the fall of 2016, five projects have successfully raised money for projects in their communities. Warsaw is home to our most recent project currently raising funds in order to activate an alley with artwork, bike racks, tables and chairs, wi-fi and more. Learn more about the CreatINg Places program here or contact Carmen Lethig at clethig@ihcda.in.gov.


National Development Partnership

IHCDA has partnered with the National Development Council to host the Rental Housing Development Finance Professional (RHDFP) Certification Program. The RHDFP Certification Program is a three-course training series that thoroughly examines the practice of affordable rental housing finance and development…more.