Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana Awarded Two HUD Grants

  The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) leveraged the IndyEast Promise Zone designation on two applications to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) submitted in September of 2017. In February of 2018, they received notification that both grants applied for received funding! FHCCI serves an important role in creating a just and equitable society in central […]

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A Taste of Detroit on East 10th Street

“It’s about untying knots. Every day you’re going to come across knots and you just have to sit there and figure out the best way to untie those knots.” These words of wisdom come from Chuck Lovelady, owner of Chuck’s Coney Island at 10th and Parker. Chuck’s opened in 2016 and has quickly become a recognizable and popular spot on […]

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A New Art Space on the Near Eastside

  The collection of small businesses, nonprofits, and chain stores on E. 10th St. gives the corridor a unique character, one that extends to the rest of the Near Eastside in many ways. These businesses, along with their owners and managers, are assets in a community too often identified by its deficits. Those deficits shouldn’t be ignored or overlooked, but […]

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Rabble Coffee and Proverbial Grounds

A Near Eastside Partnership with Results Businesses are opening and entrepreneurship is on the rise in the IndyEast Promise Zone. The Buy IndyEast Promise Zone goal states that, “We promise to create healthy commercial corridors that provide desirable neighborhood goods, services and amenities that serve our residents and become a regional destination for shopping, dining, and recreation.” Rabble Coffee began […]

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Hoosier Farmers Market Association, Inc. Wins Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant

The Hoosier Farmers Market Association (HFMA) was one of 52 organizations nationwide to be awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grant in September 2017 for their Growing Indiana Markets Initiative. Totaling nearly $500,000, this award significantly increases Indiana farmers and farmers’ markets capacities to reach audiences interested in local products. The HFMA was able to […]

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KeyBank Foundation Provides Support for Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP) Stabilization Repairs Program

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an increasingly important aspect of philanthropic investment in the nonprofit and for-profit business sectors these days. For the nonprofit sector, CSR presents an opportunity to tap into a source of funding with the potential to receive major gifts, expose new people to one’s mission and organization, and develop relationships to increase sustainability. From the for […]

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Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP) and John Boner Neighborhood Centers (JBNC) Team Up to bring Affordable Housing to the Near Eastside

One of the overarching goals of the IndyEast Promise Zone is to increase collaboration between organizations in order to implement projects together. When working together, organizations can increase the scale and sustainability of different projects and programs, as well as share the strengths of organizations to improve quality across the board. The award of $500,000 to the IndyEast Homes project […]

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Indianapolis Liederkranz Provides Cultural History and Entertainment to the Near Eastside

The first time I saw it, I nearly crashed doing a double take. Had I really just passed a German style half-timbered house on E. Washington Street? A second drive-by confirmed it. The Indianapolis Liederkranz building looks like it was teleported from Germany right into our neighborhood, tucked back from the street between two low-slung street front offices. It’s an […]

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