Fed Chair: Dramatic Increases in Income Inequality Concerning for Economy

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen expressed deep concern and urged action over widening income inequality in the country in a speech before the Federal Reserve’s Conference on Economic Opportunity in Boston, […]

Your Voice is Needed; Provide Critical Feedback on New Fair Housing Assessment Tool Before Nov. 24

HUD Issues Proposed AFFH Assessment Tool On September 26, HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) published the proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool which is available for […]

Sign On Today to Support Effort to Curb Payday Lending

Dear Member of Indiana’s Congressional Delegation: I am writing from the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development to express our support for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) efforts to […]

Guest Blog: What Self-Sufficiency Means to ‘Dress for Success’ and their Clients

Andrea L. Cowley, Associate Director, Dress for Success Indianapolis At Dress for Success Indianapolis, we believe that an empowered woman is an asset to herself, her family, her community and the world. We […]

IACED Public Policy Agenda and 2013 Indiana General Assembly Policy Priorities

As laid out in the IACED public policy agenda, these issues are critically important: funding sustainable communities, economic development, housing availability, and building human capital through a reliable safety net and financial asset building.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passes the Senate

  On April 26, the Senate passed a five-year reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  The law, originally passed in 1994, authorized federal prosecution of interstate domestic violence, […]

2012 Indiana General Assembly Session Summary

The 2012 Indiana General Assembly session adjourned sine die in the early morning hours of March 10, 2012. Adopted legislation in this session includes a statewide ban on smoking in […]

Support Multifamily Affordable Housing Development: Senate Bill 344 Sign-On Letter

On February 1, 2012, the Indiana Senate adopted Engrossed Senate Bill 344 including SEC. 3 that requires county assessors to include the value of federal low-income housing tax credits awarded […]

Deficit Reduction in Congress and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) released a tax reform proposal last week called “Back to Black” which calls for the reduction of the federal deficit by $9 trillion over the next […]

Big Banks Face Tough Federal and State Investigations into Mortgage Practices

The top five mortgage servicers in the United States remain locked in tense debates with the Department of Justice, federal bank regulators and the attorneys general of each state surrounding foreclosure practices that took place in the height of the housing crisis. These negotiations yielded a revised agreement in May that includes a relief fund to adjust mortgages and provide for mediation of future cases. While no figure has been agreed upon, the banks have so far offered figures below the $20 billion amount floated by regulators.