IHCDA RED Monthly July 2017

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Important Dates

July 10 - Response deadline to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Moving Forward 3.0.

July 13 - CreatINg Places: An Overview (WEBINAR)

July 18 - RED Regional Meeting (Lafayette)

July 25 - RED Regional Meeting (Huntington)

July 27 - CreatINg Places: Learn From The Experts (WEBINAR)

RED Notices

17-34: 2017 Federal Programs & HTF Rent and Income Limits

17-33: Deadline Extension Requests

17-32: 2018-2019 QAP 2nd Draft

17-31: HOME Public Comments

17-30: CDBG OOR Webinar

17-29: Environmental Review and Section 106 Updates

17:28: RED Regional Meetings

Click here to visit the RED Notices webpage.


Groundbreaking at Home Place Gardens

IHCDA staff joined our partners a t HAND - Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development the Groundbreaking at Home Place Gardens June 22nd.

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2017 Indiana Housing Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 Indiana Housing Conference, which will take place August 15-16, 2017.

Are you a Local Unit of Government (LUG) planning to attend the conference? Please take a brief survey so that we can best determine the HOME Investment Partnerships Program training needs for Participating Jurisdictions. We are offering scholarships to a few PJs for the HOME track. Please contact Samantha Spergel sspergel@ihcda.in.gov or Elizabeth Murray emurray@ihcda.in.gov for more details.

If your agency has a new staff member who wish to receive this newsletter, please e-mail communications@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 subject area that you would like to read more about please let us know.

Federal Programs & HTF Rent and Income Limits

The 2017 Federal Program Income and Rent limits were released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with an effective date of June 15, 2017. The income limits apply to the HOME, CDBG, CDBG-D, NSP, Development Fund, NAP, HOPWA, and TBRA programs administered by IHCDA. The rent limits apply to the HOME, CDBG, CDBG-D, NSP, and Development Fund programs administered by IHCDA. Housing Trust Fund limited are located on the chart for HTF projects.

Click here to access the notice (RED 17-34).

MF 3.0

Moving Forward 3.0 Deadline Extended

The response deadline to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Moving Forward 3.0 has been extended until July 10, 2017. The team presentations will take place in August. For more information see RED 17-25 (updated June 1).

RED Regional

RED Regional Meetings

The IHCDA Real Estate Production Team is visiting each of the four regions of Indiana to host annual outreach meetings. The first two meetings took place in Nashville and Columbus on June 7 and 27, respectively.

The final two meetings will take place in:

  • Lafayette - July 18
  • Huntington - July 25

If you are interested in attending a meeting, please RSVP to Elizabeth Murray at emurray@ihcda.in.gov. IHCDA also invites our partners to inform the regional meeting agenda; please send questions or topics to Samantha Spergel at sspergel@ihcda.in.gov.


Environmental Review Record and Section 106 Historic Review Updates

Most of the federal funding sources in the IHCDA Real Estate Department (CDBG, CDBG Disaster, HOME, HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance, Housing Trust Fund, and Neighborhood Assistance Program) require environmental and historic reviews before federal funds can be utilized. A notice was released last month to inform about three changes to the Environmental Review Record (ERR) and Section 106 Historic Review processes.

These changes include:

  • Updated User's Guide
  • ERR and Section 106 Website
  • Third Party Reviewer
Creative Placemaking

Creative Placemaking Workshop

We were excited to help the Indiana Arts Commission with their Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper pop up public space at their Creative Placemaking Workshop last month. Activation elements for the space, which is adjacent to the SPEA building at IUPUI, include seating, art and space for lawn games.

Want to find out more about placemaking? Click here to visit the webpage for Placemaking Indiana.