INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) announced today that teams from six Indiana communities will be participating in the 2018 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute. Communities include: Bloomington, Johnson County, Kokomo, Lebanon, New Albany and two groups in Indianapolis.
"The Institute continues to be an extraordinary opportunity for these organizations to develop detailed, individualized supportive housing plans," said Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch who serves as IHCDA's board chair. "It also provides a network of support for housing partners so they can better navigate the process of developing permanent supportive housing."
Over the next five months, these 7 teams will work closely with IHCDA and CSH through a series of targeted training and group exercises. They will also be provided technical assistance and presented with pre-development financing opportunities. The Institute will culminate with the Finale in May where teams will present their plans to a group of public and private investors.
Provided below is a list of organizations participating in this year's Institute:
Team Lead: Centerstone Indiana
Participating Organizations: Milner and Caringella, Inc.
Development Location: Bloomington
Team Lead: Kids in Crisis- Intervention Team, Inc. (KIC-IT)
Participating Organizations: Pioneer Development Services, Inc.; Valenti Real Estate Services, Inc., CR Morphew Consulting LLC, United Way of Johnson County Development
Location: Johnson County
Team Lead: Kokomo Housing Authority
Participating Organizations: Four County Counseling Center; Advantix Development Corporation; Flaherty and Collins Properties
Development Location: Kokomo
Team Lead: Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.
Participating Organizations: Youth and Family Health Network; Integrated Wellness, LLC
Development Location: Lebanon
Team Lead: BWI, LLC
Participating Organizations: LifeSpring Health Systems
Development Location: New Albany
Team Lead: Englewood Community Development Corporation
Participating Organizations: Merchants Affordable Housing Corp.; Outreach, Inc; Adult and Child Health
Team Lead: Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana/Kentucky, Inc.
Participating Organizations: TWG Development, LLC; TWG Management, LLC
Development Location: Indianapolis
Since the initiative began, eight classes of teams have graduated, resulting in over over 1,400 permanent supportive housing units added or under development in the state. This has helped to contribute to a significant (38%) reduction in chronic homelessness in Indiana. Permanent supportive housing, or housing first, also provides support services for individuals suffering from drug addiction.
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), chaired by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, provides housing opportunities, promotes self-sufficiency and strengthens communities in order to build an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for all Hoosiers in the community of their choice. For more information, visit www.ihcda.in.gov or www.in.gov/myihcda.
CSH looks to advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities. In Indiana, CSH works closely with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to stimulate the creation of supportive housing for fragile individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. https://www.csh.org.