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The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) creates housing opportunity, generates and preserves assets, and revitalizes neighborhoods by investing financial and technical resources in the development efforts of qualified partners throughout Indiana.
Ending Homelessness - Merely managing homelessness is in no one's best interest. IHCDA and its partners are focused on systematically preventing and ending homelessness for those most vulnerable in our communities. By identifying an individual's or family's barriers to self-sufficiency and targeting the most appropriate housing solution, we can minimize the number of people that enter the homelessness delivery system and the duration of time they spend in it. For the chronically homeless, those who cycle through health care institutions and correctional facilities seeking services and shelter, linking services with housing provides them stability and reduces the burden on other community systems. At the end of the day, our collective goal is to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.
Aging In Place - Aging in place refers to adapting our living environment so it is safer, more comfortable, and increases the likelihood of living independently and remaining in your home as circumstances change. While the primary target populations for aging in place strategies are seniors and persons with disabilities, everyone benefits from communities that are accessible, visitable, and livable.
High Performance Building - How we create community solutions is just as important as what solutions are desired. High performance building integrates with and optimizes the surrounding environment through architectural and site design, construction methods and materials, as well as resource use and recovery. Done right, high performance building results in a community asset that minimizes environmental impacts and operating costs while maximizing both quality and sustainability.
Comprehensive Community Development - While the opportunities and challenges may vary from Adeyville to Angola or Patriot to Peru, every community strives to be a place where people choose to live, work, and play. A thriving community is a community with job opportunities, strong schools, safe neighborhoods, diverse housing, and a vibrant culture.
Comprehensive development recognizes that a community’s potential lies in the identification and creation of a shared vision, planned by local leadership, and carried out by an array of partners. When successful, comprehensive development marshals resources and deploys strategies in a concentrated footprint to serve as a catalyst for community vitality. The demolition of blighted structures, the rehabilitation of housing units, and the creation of new opportunities such as recreational amenities, retail services, or employment centers can be the tipping point for future development by market forces.