Indianapolis (Jan. 25, 2022) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and CSH have announced the eight teams that will be participating in the 2022 Indiana Supportive Housing Institute. These teams will each establish a plan to develop affordable housing with access to supportive services for individuals experiencing homelessness.
“The Institute continues to be an intentional opportunity for organizations to develop detailed, individualized supportive housing plans,” Crouch said. “This year we are focusing on providing supportive housing that will serve individuals experiencing homelessness as identified through the state’s Coordinated Entry system.”
Coordinated Entry helps communities prioritize assistance based on vulnerability and severity of service needs, to ensure that people who need assistance can receive it in a timely manner. The core elements of a coordinated entry are access, assessment, prioritization and referral.
“The Institute is an opportunity for IHCDA to promote housing stability for those experiencing homelessness,” said Jacob Sipe, Executive Director of IHCDA. “It’s important that IHCDA and our partners align affordable housing developments to the current needs in communities across the state.”
"CSH congratulates the teams selected for the Institute. We look forward to collaborating with them and IHCDA to advance supportive housing in the state," said Lori Steele, Director of CSH Indiana. "Also, we applaud IHCDA for its leadership and for prioritizing HOME-ARP funds towards quality, supportive housing development that will help so many people and families to find a home and stability to thrive in their communities."
Provided below is a list of organizations participating in this year’s Institute:
Project Lead: Housing Opportunities, Inc.
Partner Organizations: HealthLinc, Inc.
Location: LaPorte County
Project Lead: Beacon, Inc.
Partner Organizations: Gratus Development and Valenti Real Estate
Project Lead: LTHC
Partner Organizations: Keller Development and Valley Oaks Health
Project Lead: Model Group
Partner Organizations: Housing Opportunities Program, Inc., Fort Wayne Housing Authority, and Parkview Health
Location: Fort Wayne
Project Lead: Radiant CDC
Partner Organizations: Herron Property Management, Family Promise of Hendricks County, and Volunteers of America
Location: Hendricks County
Project Lead: South Bend Heritage Foundation
Partner Organizations: Oaklawn and South Bend Clinic
Location: South Bend
Project Lead: Partners in Housing
Partner organizations: Bradley Company and Hamilton Center
Project Lead: Mercy Housing Lakefront
Partner organizations: Mercy Housing Management Group and Horizon House
Over the next few months, these 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 this spring where teams will present their plans to a group of public and private investors.
Following graduation from the Institute, each lead organization can apply for funding through the HOME-ARP and National Housing Trust Fund programs.