Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Downtown Elkhart, Inc.

Downtown Elkhart, Inc. (“DEI”) has an immediate opening for its Executive Director position to begin employment on or around October 1, 2015.   DEI is a non-profit organization actively engaged in […]

IACED Joins National Advocacy Effort to Restore Foreclosure Counseling Funds

National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program Threatened In August, IACED joined a nationwide campaign to restore critical funding for the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) program.  The program, initially launched in […]

CFPB Hopes New Approach Enhances Housing Counselors’ Access to Help

New Escalation Line One of IACED’s national advocacy partners, the National Housing Resource Center (NHRC), has shared with us that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has agreed to launch an escalation line […]

Time’s Up: Tell the CFPB ‘Consumers Can’t Wait’ for Protections from Predatory Payday Lenders

In the four years since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) opened its doors, it has worked to protect consumers from many harmful financial practices through research, tools, enforcement and […]

Promise Indiana Child Savings Initiative Shows Success

Child savings account opportunities are growing in popularity around the nation. There are several states adopting policies or programs geared toward implementing a college savings solution for students. Studies have shown that […]

Contact Members of Congress During Recess to Protect the HOME Investment Partnerships Program

Indiana is facing a $16,187,378  cut in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME Program) as a result of severe cuts proposed by Congress. Reducing HOME funding by 93% is the wrong policy at […]

New Figures Suggest Statewide Homeless Rate Decreasing

According to figures announced Monday, August 3, by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), there were 5,863 homeless individuals comprising 4,470 households on a single night (January 28, 2015) […]

Guest Post: Changes to SNAP Eligibility Requirements

Effective July 1, Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) receiving SNAP who are 18-49 are required to work 20 hours per week on average or to participate in approved employment and training activities. Approximately 50,000 Hoosiers […]

Launching Solar Energy Projects in Northern Indiana

Several communities in northern Indiana will soon see new solar energy installations in local parks, organizations and businesses as a result of a grant program administered by IACED. Earlier this month, a total […]

Federal Budget Advocacy – Sequester Caps Hurt Communities

Two of IACED’s national partners are the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) and the National Housing Conference (NHC). Both sent calls to action this week for sign-on […]