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State announces Indianapolis Integrated Supportive Housing Initiative

Monday, July 31, 2017 12:00am to 12:00am

State announces Indianapolis Integrated Supportive Housing Initiative

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Housing and
Community Development Authority (IHCDA), in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, released two Request
for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Indianapolis Integrated Supportive
Housing Initiative last week following approval from their Board of
Directors. Through new construction and rehabilitation of existing
structures, the new initiative will create 500 units of affordable
housing in Indianapolis.

"Data demonstrates that the largest need for affordable housing in our state is in Indianapolis," said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch.
"Through this very important city-state partnership we will create 500
units of new affordable housing. I'm particularly pleased that 125 of
these units will be integrated supportive housing."

During his April State of the City address, Mayor Joe Hogsett issued a challenge to curb the problem of the rising homeless population in Indianapolis.

"I
am challenging our city and committing this administration to providing
supportive housing for an additional 400 homeless residents within the
next 12 months," Hogsett said.

The two RFQs,
which were released July 28, 2017, seek four development teams and
one community based development organization to participate. Responses
for both RFQs are due by August 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

Upon
selection, the teams will participate in a three-day learning workshop
to develop project concepts alongside IHCDA, the City of Indianapolis,
the Corporation of Supportive Housing (CSH) and the Coalition for Homelessness & Prevention (CHIP).

"The
model we selected mirrors what we use for the Indiana Permanent
Supportive Housing Institute," said Jacob Sipe, Executive Director of
IHCDA. "This model has proven very effective in supporting the plans of
development teams to create permanent supportive housing."

Since the launch of the Indiana Permanent Supportive Housing Institute in 2008, IHCDA has funded over 1,400 units of supportive housing throughout the state.

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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.

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