IHCDA awards $1.7M for rental assistance to people in re-entry program
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has distributed nearly $1.7 million to six Indiana nonprofits to administer the HOME-funded Tenant Based Rental Assistance program. The program aims to increase housing affordability and stability for low-income families who have a family member who was formerly incarcerated.
HOME is a federal block grant offered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Human Development to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.
IHCDA launched the re-entry-focused program in 2018. The agency says people in that population tend to experience homelessness at a rate almost seven times higher than the general population.
IHCDA partners with nonprofits that offer participants essential services and support such as housing navigation, referrals to mental health and substance abuse treatment, legal aid, job training, and employment assistance.
IHCDA’s allocation includes $500,000 earmarked for the supportive services for households assisted by the TBRA program to promote long-term housing stability.
The following organizations received funding:
- Affordable Housing Corp.: $400,000
- Aurora Inc.: $200,000
- City of Vincennes: $200,000
- Family Promise of Hendricks County: $100,000
- Kokomo Housing Authority: $400,000
- Mental Health America of West Central Indiana: $400,000