IHCDA...the Magazine - Spring 2017

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Partner Highlights


Indiana General Assembly Builds a Home on the Statehouse Lawn...10

Community Highlights


A Look at Corydon...6

Program Updates


2017 Rental Housing Tax Credits Announced...4

Fair Housing Month: Remember to Post Your Rental Properties...16

Energy Assistance Program: Keeping Hoosiers Warm Statewide...17

Placemaking Indiana: The CreatINg Places Program...22

2016 Annual Report: Delivering Statewide Results...25

Developing Our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan...25

Updates on Our Vista Alumni...Living the Vista mission today...26

Annual Owner Certifications Required to be Submitted Online...28

Tom Casalini Presents 'Portraits of the Human Spirit: A Sense of Place'...29

My Voice Portal...31

Save the Date


The Indiana Housing Conference will take place August 15-16, 2017 at the JW Marriot in Downtown Indianapolis. The Charity Golf Outing will take place August 14, 2017 at the Golf Club of Indiana in Lebanon, Indiana.


COVER: Mary Beth Wott

Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Mary Beth arrived in Indiana shortly after attending a high school youth gathering on Purdue University’s campus. Being there gave her the feeling that Purdue was a good fit for her and eventually decided to attend college in West Lafayette...more

From Jakes Desk

FROM JAKE'S DESK: Positive Contributions

I want to thank all of our partners who took time out of their busy schedules to spend a half-day at one of our five Listening Sessions across the state during the months of February and March. Your feedback is invaluable in assisting IHCDA stay current as to the areas we need to improve, as well as the areas in which we are succeeding...more

Mayor Seitz

360% in Jasper: Take a Look Around with Mayor Seitz

From humble beginnings as a small village Jasper grew into an incorporated town in 1866 and then formally became a city in in 1915. Today Jasper is reaping many of the rewards of the contributions made by our ancestors as we continue to be a leading Indiana city and a city of leaders...more

Joe on the Go

Joe on the Go: Serving up Coffee and Opportunity

In May of 2016, Community and Family Services (CFS) opened a coffee shop in a trailer next to the building where the new CFS central office will be located in Portland, IN. The coffee shop, “Joe on the Go”, was supported by an Innovative Grant through IHCDA’s CSBG program...more

Paula Craig_Final

Paula Craig: Blue River Services, Inc.

For the past fourteen years, Blue River’s Housing Services has been under the invaluable leadership of Paula Craig, a lifelong resident of Harrison County. Craig, whose career included fourteen years at a locally owned Corydon bank, came to Blue River after taking a short hiatus to raise her adopted son...more