IHCDA Announces Two Teams Participating in their Moving Forward 2020 Program

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) announced today that the Englewood Community Development Corporation and Old Town Companies & Merchants Affordable Housing Corp. have been selected to participate in the Moving Forward 2020 Program.

The teams will each take on the challenge of providing integrated affordable housing for persons with intellectual and development disabilities by implementing innovative technologies to improve quality of life and independence.

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who serves as board chair of IHCDA

“The Moving Forward program continues to focus on identifying solutions to complex challenges facing Hoosiers,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who serves as board chair of IHCDA. “We are pleased this year to partner with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to help us create affordable housing solutions for individuals with disabilities.”

IHCDA partnered with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS), along with Energy Systems Network (ESN), to help them identify a team of subject matter experts. These industry experts will work with the two teams (listed below) on their built environment, accessible design, adaptive technology, smart home technology and finance during an upcoming workshop.

Moving Forward 2020 Teams

Moving Forward 2020

“Throughout this process we will be focused on good design and identifying a variety of community-based services,” said Jacob Sipe, Executive Director of IHCDA.”Technology will further ensure that future residents, including those with disabilities, have an opportunity to participate in the community setting of their choice.”

Once the final development concepts are complete, the teams will have an opportunity to submit a non-competitive Rental Housing Tax Credit (RHTC) application under the General Set-Aside* next summer. Construction on these two new affordable housing developments is expected to start in 2021.

The Moving Forward Program, launched in 2015 by IHCDA and Energy Systems Network (ESN), is designed to create affordable housing that increases quality of life while decreasing the cost of living for low to moderate income individuals and families.

Click here for more information about the Moving Forward Program.