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IHCDA continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19 in Indiana as circumstances change and additional information becomes available. To provide transparency and customer service, IHCDA will update this list with any new policies/procedures as they become available. These updates will be provided on a weekly basis for the foreseeable future.

IHCDA Updates

IHCDA's COVID-19 web page provides a list of our actions to date, and other important information during this critical time. 


The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced a two-month extension of its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through August 31, 2020, for homeowners with FHA-insured Single Family mortgages.

Free PPE for Community Based Organizations - The HHS Partnership Center is supporting HHS and FEMA’s efforts to make face coverings widely available in order to limit the spread of COVID-19. The face coverings, produced and delivered in partnership with USPS and the National Council of Textile Organizations, are being made available to community-based organizations at no cost (and while supplies last). Please feel free to share this important information with additional partners (community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations). Click here for more information on how to order.

Reminders for Subgrantees

IHCDA Updates

A clarification re: ESG rent assistance funds application

ESG-CV funds are currently available through an application process overseen by IHCDA’s Community Services division. Any nonprofit organization or government entity is welcome to apply for homeless prevention funds. Previous ESG or rental program experience is a plus but not necessarily required. For the HUB, we do ask that applicants coordinate with the local CoC regional council and submit a letter of approval from that council prior to submission.

CSBG Updates

  • Community Needs Assessment amendments and Community Action Plan amendments for the CARES Act funding are due Monday, June 29 at 5pm Eastern Time.
  • Agencies should receive comments on 2019 Module 2 and 4 reports by the end of today. Updated and completed files are due back to in a ZIP FILE by Monday, July 6 at 5pm Eastern Time.


  • COVID-19 Workplace Safety Course This 4-hour online class is intended for WAP specific workers who are planning to, transitioning to, or have already begun returning to field operations. The WAP network will be able to access the Workplace Safety Training through June 2021 at the link below:To create an account, click on the link associated with "first time logging in" and use "waptraining" for the code. Follow the instructions sent to your email to complete registration. Access the training
  • Voter Registration & Community Action - July 16th | 3pm ET/2pm CT/1pm MT/12pm | Register Review the voter registration rules and regulations for CSBG recipients and offer best practices for registration that comply with those rules.
  • For a variety of eCourses, webinars, publications, toolkits, resource guides, and online tools, visit the Partnership's Resource Library.

Census 2020

  • Census & Redistricting September 24th | 3pm ET/2pm CT/1pm MT/12pm PT | Register A conversation about how the 2020 Census could change Congressional, state, and local electoral districts, and impact our communities for the next decade. Learn more about how you can get involved in the process so your community is fairly represented.
  • The Partnership is recruiting for the Community Action Complete Count Committee (CACCC). We want at least one person from every agency to join. Nominate yourself or a fellow staff member here.
  • Ask Me About the Census! eCourse Understand the basics about the Census, and be able to reach out to your customers, clients and community to help them understand it too! Click here

Agencies are encouraged to continue outreach to ensure their clients are counted in the 2020 Census. Given the impact that COVID-19 is having on in-person interactions, agencies should direct their clients to the online questionnaire here: Additional resources related to the Census can be found below:

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