The Affordable Housing Association of Indiana partnered with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) to host a listening session on April 23 at the Muncie Public Library.
The purpose of IHCDA’s listening sessions is to learn what is happening at the state level in affordable housing and community development, and hear feedback from Hoosiers about how IHCDA can assist in addressing needs in local communities.
Executive Director Jacob Sipe and Mark Wuellner, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, were on hand to hear comments and take questions from individuals representing a range of housing organizations from East Central Indiana, including developers, community development, governmental and ICAP agencies. Housing professionals in attendance addressed a variety of topics, from NSP awards and issues with eliminating blight and abandoned homes, to developer working groups and providing housing for migrant workers.
IHCDA announced partnerships with a handful of universities throughout Indiana on a variety of best practices initiatives, including:
- Partnering with the University of Southern Indiana to study permanent housing for the homeless population
- Community Impact Set Aside – study properties involved in project throughout the next four years
- Develop a utility allowance calculator
IHCDA also announced personnel changes, including Donna Wright as Chief Community Service Officer, Matt Rayburn as Chief Real Estate Development Officer, and Kevin Stage as Chief Operating Officer.
IHCDA’s final listening session will be at 9 a.m. on May 2 at the Hammond Housing Authority.
Posted in: LIHTC