IDA Enhancements Bill Clears Indiana House of Representatives Unanimously

Today, a critical IACED-backed bill supported by a coalition of advocates, SB 325, passed 3rd reading in the House in a 100-0 vote and moves on to conference committee consideration. SB 325, authored by Senator Messmer, aims to improve the state Individual Development Accounts (IDA) program by ensuring more individuals can take advantage of this critical resource by increasing the maximum income eligibility from 175% to 200% of the federal income poverty level.

Open Letter: New Predatory Payday Lending Products are Not Good Public Policy for Indiana

February 23, 2016 This Thursday [February 25, 2016] on the last day of hearings for the 2016 Indiana General Assembly, the payday lending industry will be requesting that new language […]

U.S. Department of Treasury Announces Additional $28 Million Investment in Indiana Hardest Hit Fund

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced on February 19, 2016 it would provide an additional  $2 billion nationally through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds to the Hardest Hit […]

Request for Proposals: Developing Affordable Housing Training

The Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED), a statewide association of 200 members engaged in community economic development, is accepting proposals for a one-time contract to develop a training […]

Training Topics for 2016 Announced!

IACED has reached an agreement with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority for underwriting eight training courses in 2016.

Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corp. Launches Mid-North Mapping Project

An Indianapolis based community development corporation, Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corp received a generous grant from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) in collaboration with the IUPUI Department of Anthropology. The grant funds research in the community on health-related issues, including concerns about access to healthy and affordable food; participation in and identifying barriers to physical activity; and enhancing local knowledge about the “green necklace” of walking and biking trails and pocket parks that are sprinkled throughout Mapleton-Fall Creek.

A New Competition: Who has the Strongest Town?

Does your town exemplify Strong Town principles like incremental growth, financial solvency and a safe, accessible transportation system? Are you a Strong Citizen who wants your town to get the recognition is deserves for being awesome?

Job Opportunity: FHLB Cincinnati Seeking Housing Financial Analyst II

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati is seeking a Housing Financial Analyst II. The Housing Financial Analyst II is heavily involved with the Affordable Housing Program (AHP). They will […]

Indiana General Assembly at the Midway Point for 2016

This past week marked the halfway point for the Indiana General Assembly meeting at the State House. Wednesday was the final day for bills to pass their chamber-of-origin.  More than 800 […]

Are We Ready for the National Housing Trust Fund? Implementation Strategy and Advocacy

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will  publish the state allocations for the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) within the next month. Recall, Ed Gramlich with the National […]