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State Announces Indianapolis Integrated Supportive Housing Initiative
Updated July 31, 2017 10:45 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, released two Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Indianapolis Integrated Supportive Housing Initiative last week following approval from their Board of Directors.

Through new construction and rehabilitation of existing structures, the new initiative will create 500 units of affordable housing in Indianapolis.

"Data demonstrates that the largest need for affordable housing in our state is in Indianapolis," said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. "Through this very important city-state partnership we will create 500 units of new affordable housing. I'm particularly pleased that 125 of these units will be integrated supportive housing."

During his April State of the City address, Mayor Joe Hogsett issued a challenge to curb the problem of the rising homeless population in Indianapolis.

"I am challenging our city and committing this administration to providing supportive housing for an additional 400 homeless residents within the next 12 months," Hogsett said.

The two RFQs, which were released July 28, 2017, seek four development teams and one community based development organization to participate. Responses for both RFQs are due by August 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

Upon selection, the teams will participate in a three-day learning workshop to develop project concepts alongside IHCDA, the City of Indianapolis, the Corporation of Supportive Housing (CSH) and the Coalition for Homelessness & Prevention (CHIP).

"The model we selected mirrors what we use for the Indiana Permanent Supportive Housing Institute," said Jacob Sipe, Executive Director of IHCDA. "This model has proven very effective in supporting the plans of development teams to create permanent supportive housing."

Since the launch of the Indiana Permanent Supportive Housing Institute in 2008, IHCDA has funded over 1,400 units of supportive housing throughout the state.

IHCDA, chaired by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, provides housing opportunities, promotes self-sufficiency and strengthens communities in order to build an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for all Hoosiers in the community of their choice. For more information, visit www.ihcda.in.gov or www.in.gov/myihcda.



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