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IHCDA Partners > Program Administrators > Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

The purpose of the HOME program is to provide habitable and affordable housing for low and moderate income persons. IHCDA is tasked with using its portion of HOME funds to improve the quality of existing housing stock in Indiana. The 2014 IHCDA HOME Application Package and Forms are now available. Beginning May 23, 2014 IHCDA will accept applications for the HOME program. Please find a timeline with important dates below. For questions please contact your regional Real Estate Production Analyst.

  • May 23 - HOME final application and policy posted on IHCDA website; Application round begins
  • July 11 -  HOME applications due
  • August 28 - HOME awards announced

    IHCDA is conducting a special HOME round in 2015 for Preservation of Affordable Housing developments.  We will invite development proposals that focus on the rehabilitation of existing affordable housing rental developments.  Applications will be evaluated based on their ability to meet IHCDA's goals and priorities.  Additional details to be announced regarding selection criteria.  Eligible developments are those meeting the HOME rental program requirements. 

    Below is an anticipated timeline:

    Date Item
    January 2015 Applications Available
    March 2015 Applications Due
    May 28, 2015 Award Recommendations made at IHCDA Board Meeting




    The maximum request amount for applications in this round is $750,000

    More information can be found in RED Notice RED-14-34 found here. Please direct any questions to Megan Coler, Real Estate Production Analyst at (317) 234-0543 or

    Application Policy and Forms

    RED Notice 14-24: HOME Application Clarifications
    2014 HOME Application - Updated June 24, 2014

    2014 HOME Application Policy Package - Updated June 24, 2014
    Appendices to the 2014 HOME Application - Updated June 27, 2014

    Compliance Manual and Forms

    Click here to access the HOME Manual and Forms

    Click here to access IHCDA Online Compliance Reporting

    Reference Materials

    Click here to access Brochures

    Click here to access RED Notices

    Click here to access Utility Allowances

    2014 HOME Threshold & Scoring Checklist
    HOME Applicant Self-Assessment
    HOME Match Spreadsheet Instructions
    HOME Match Spreadsheet
    Updates to the 2014 HOME Application Forms and Policy

    Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) - Building HOME Guide

    Making Davis Bacon Work - Guide to Labor Standards and the Davis Bacon Act

    FAQ - What is HOME Rental Housing?

    Tenant's Guide to HOME Rental Housing

    2013 Closeout Monitoring Report

    2013 Ongoing Rental Monitoring Report

    2013 Asset Management Report

    Upcoming Trainings and Events

    IHCDA HOME & CDBG Training Certification

    HOME Application Training

    Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs)

    Background/What is a CHDO?
    A Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is an entity that has met specific requirements per the regulations that govern the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

    Under the HOME Final Rule (24 CFR Part 92), IHCDA must reserve no less than 15% of its HOME allocations for investment in housing to be owned, developed, or sponsored by CHDOs.

    Unless otherwise announced, IHCDA will accept applications for CHDO funds only from IHCDA-certified CHDOs for activities that are located outside of participating jurisdictions (i.e., communities that receive HOME funding directly from HUD). The only exception to this would be any activity that is specifically referenced for use of HOME funds within the most current Indiana Consolidated Plan.

    Any not-for-profit organization receiving IHCDA HOME-CHDO funding must be certified by IHCDA. For additional information on CHDO, please review the following:

    PY 2014 IHCDA CHDO Listing 

    How to Become a CHDO

    Additional HUD Guidance

    How to apply?
    Applications Due:  Friday, April 25, 2014

    2014 CHDO Certification Application Workbook (Excel file)

    2014 CHDO Certification Board Affidavits (Excel File)

    Changes to 2014 CHDO Certification Application

    2013-2014 Entitlement Tract Block Group Verification

    2013-2014 Non-Entitlement Tract Block Group Verification

    Benefits of Being a CHDO
    Any not for profit organization that has 501©3 status from the IRS is eligible to apply for HOME funds for a variety of housing activities. CHDOs, through the Strategic Investment Process, have the benefit of also applying for:
    1. CHDO Operating Grants
    2. Site-specific Predevelopment and/or Seed Money Loans for subsequent HOME-CHDO projects
    3. IHCDA-approved CHDOs seeking funding must apply through IHCDA's HOME Application Round

    NOTE– only homebuyer or rental housing where the CHDO acts as the owner, developer, or sponsor) qualify as HOME-CHDO projects. These projects can be new construction or rehabilitation.

    Maintaining CHDO Status

    IHCDA-certified CHDOs will need to verify compliance with the regulations to maintain CHDO status on an annual basis. This process occurs annually with applications due in April.  Each CHDO must be certified each year. If you cannot meet the application deadline, you may submit a waiver request to your regional Real Estate Production Analyst.   You must receive a certification approval letter prior to the time you submit a HOME application if you wish to be considered a CHDO in the upcoming HOME Application Round. 


    For more information about the HOME Program, please contact Carmen Lethig, Real Estate Production Manager at 317.234.6290, or your Real Estate Production Analyst.

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