(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority Executive Director J. Jacob Sipe released the following update on the Federal Government Shutdown:
I know there is a lot of uncertainty related to the federal government shutdown as it enters its third week. As a result, I wanted to provide you with a brief update. At IHCDA we continue to serve Indiana communities and constituents with each of our programs in close partnership with Public Housing Authorities, Community Action Agencies and other housing providers.
These programs include, but are not limited to, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), tenant-based rental assistance, project-based rental assistance and homeless assistance grants.
Specifically for our housing developers utilizing our HOME Investment Partnership and Community Development Block Grant Programs (including CDBG-DR), we will continue to disburse funds where prior year funds have been obligated.
Due to the shutdown, federal employees at several of our partnering agencies are not working. This means that pending items are placed on hold until the federal government re-opens. These items include finalizing the Environmental Review Record, request for technical assistance and approvals.
I want to ensure our partners and those who rely on our programs that IHCDA is continuing our work to meet the needs of our fellow Hoosiers. At the same time, we will continue to monitor this situation and notify you as updates are made available.
If you experience any disruption in services related to the federal government shutdown please let me or a member of our staff know.