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Development Fund (DF)

The Indiana Affordable Housing and Community Development Fund ("Development Fund") was established in 1989 to provide financing options for the creation of safe, decent, and affordable housing and for economic development projects in Indiana communities. Development Fund regulations may be found in Indiana Code 5-20-4. Developments also involving federal funding (e.g. HOME Investment Partnership Program ("HOME") or Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG")), tax-exempt bonds, or Low-Income Housing Tax Credits ("LIHTC") must comply with the requirements of those programs

The Development Fund provides a loan of up to $500,000 (or a grant in limited special circumstances) for eligible activities as defined within the policy below.

2018 Development Fund Manual

Development Fund Application - Updated August 3, 2018

Grant and Loan Resolutions

Local Unit of Government Borrowing Resolution
Not-for-Profit Borrowing Resolution
Local Unit of Government Grant Resolution
Not-for-Profit Grant Resolution

For more information on this funding option, please contact Jerri Bain, Director of Real Estate Lending, at JBain@ihcda.in.gov or 317.233.6667.

Interest in Education Program

To further IHCDA's mission in providing housing opportunities, promoting self-sufficiency and strengthening communities, the Interest in Education was created. This program seeks to defer existing annual interest payments on IHCDA Development Fund loans to CollegeChoice 529 accounts held by eligible residents of the affordable housing properties or a sponsored cohort of 21st Century Scholar students located in the community of the developer’s property. The Interest in Education program will be carried out through a partnership consisting of participating Development Fund Borrowers, Promise Indiana, CollegeChoice529, and IHCDA.

Click here to access the Interest in Education Pilot Program Guidelines

Click here to access the Developer Guide.
Click here to access the Resident Flyer.

For more information on the Interest in Education Program, please contact Veronica Watson, Community Programs Manager - CSBG, IDA, NAP, at VWatson@ihcda.in.gov or 317.234.5825.