IHCDA partners with Ivy Tech to select Emerging Developers


IHCDA has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College of Muncie-Henry County to select two emerging, first-time low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) developers to participate in the 2023 Rental Housing Tax Credit (RHTC) General Set-Aside. On January 12, 2023, eight developers presented to a selection committee comprised of Jake Sipe, executive director IHCDA, and four single mothers who are students of Ivy Tech Community College (pictured below). The committee selected two developers to receive LIHTC funding from IHCDA. Click HERE to learn more about the selected developments.

The Ivy Tech students on the selection committee are participants of Ivy Parents Achieve Success with Support (I.PASS) Program. In 2019 the Education Design Lab, with support from Educational Credit Management Corporation Foundation, led a cohort of community colleges through a human-centered design process to dramatically improve completion rates for single mothers by intentionally addressing the unique needs of this population. The lab selected four institutions across the country to participate in the Single Moms Success Design Challenge, including Ivy Tech Community College. The program piloted in fall 2021 on four campuses (Indianapolis, Muncie, Lafayette, and Sellersburg) and includes dedicated wraparound support services, workforce-aligned programming, and career development services for single mothers.

Over the coming weeks, we will introduce and celebrate each committee member. We are grateful for their participation and this partnership with Ivy Tech. 

A snowstorm couldn’t stop the important work of conducting the annual statewide homeless census! The Indiana Balance of State Continuum of Care and IHCDA want to thank the 400+ volunteers, service providers, street outreach teams, IHCDA staff, and Hoosiers who participated in the 2023 Point in Time Count. An effective Count could not have been conducted without their dedication and support. IHCDA staff also participated in the Count in regions 1A, 2A, 5, 6, 8, and 11.

The results will be published in July, after the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Team analyzes the data, and submits to HUD for approval. For historical results and data on the Point in Time Count, as well other available data, please visit the HMIS Data Portal.

Pictured below:

  • Upper left: The LTHC Engagement Center in Region 4 (Lafayette) , which includes a day resource center and night shelter, partnered with the Tippecanoe County Health Department who provided on-site vaccinations and health screenings and a special lunch for anyone who came to be surveyed.
  • Upper right: Cheri Lintz (right), IHCDA Youth Systems Navigator, along with Chris Anderson, Outreach Specialist for DTSB- Downtown South Bend, and Charles Burnside, Public Safety Manager at the St. Joseph County Library.
  • Lower left: Brad King (left) from the Muncie Housing Authority, and Grant Peters (right), IHCDA HMIS Manager and PIT Project Manager, assisted with the PIT Count in Muncie.
  • Lower right: The Soup Kitchen of Muncie serves hot meals and a take-home bag lunch for all individuals in the community (no questions asked) Monday through Friday 9:30 to 11 a.m. They also deliver meals to the unhoused individuals served by the YWCA Emergency Shelter program.

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