Live Indy East

We promise to create an economically diverse community by promoting housing redevelopment that embraces existing and new residents. We aim to accomplish this by recapturing vacant housing and developing new and affordable options.

OUR GOAL: 

Affordable Housing & Redevelopment

Existing Homeowners & Renters

Decrease transiency rate and resident turnover by addressing barriers to decent, safe, and affordable housing of existing renters and homeowners.  Deferred maintenance, vacant and blighted properties, and problem rentals undermine community vitality and stability.

New Neighbor Cultivation

Increase homeownership, density & home values and lower vacancy rate, by creating diverse housing opportunities for new neighbors.  A high percentage of vacant and blighted residential properties compel new housing and infill development opportunities.

Multi-Family Housing Opportunities

Increase the population density and level of specialty housing by developing multi-family housing options for families and individuals across the economic spectrum.  This will in turn fuel other economic development.

View the full Live Indy East Promise Zone strategy

Are you interested in learning more about the strategy behind the Live Indy Promise and goals? You can access the full document or just view the specific Live Indy East goals and partners.   

Live IndyEast Promise Zone Funding History

Over the past six years, the Live Indy East initiative has received almost $28M in funding to support the goals and initiatives on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis.

Amount Received for Live Indy East: $27,019,749
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Private Enforcement Initiative

The organization will fund investigations to uncover allegation and systemic forms of housing discrimination. The organization will also provide a limited number of education deliverables under this grant to expand fair housing knowledge. This grant was administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Housing Counseling Program

INHP applied as a sub-grantee of Housing Partnership Network through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Counseling Program. Funds awarded to INHP through HPN are used to support the INHP Homeownership Preparation Program at all four INHP locations, including the John Boner Neighborhood Center. The grant will partially underwrite the salaries and benefits of the INHP Homeownership Advisors providing one-on-one homeownership advising to clients.

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Housing Counseling Program

A HUD-approved counseling intermediary since 1995, HPN has supported its members\x27 housing counseling efforts with a cumulative pass through of $30 million in HUD funding. This year, HPN will fund 15 members in 15 states who will provide housing counseling to approximately 19,750 households. The goals of HPN’s housing counseling program are: expand homeownership opportunity for low- and moderate-income families, especially minority, new immigrant, and traditionally underserved populations; promote neighborhood stabilization and revitalization by increasing sustainable homeownership and secure housing tenure; and support low- and moderate-income homeowners in maintaining their homes and building equity for the future.

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Education and Outreach Initiatives

HUD awarded this Education and Outreach grant to the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana. Through this grant, the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana will be able to improve and expand its programming to inform renters and homebuyers of their rights in order to ensure that housing discrimination is brought to the attention of authorities and that violators of discrimination laws are prosecuted.

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Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning

The Department of Transportation awarded this grant to IndyGo for planning of the Blue Line bus rapid transit corridor, which will be completed in accordance with principles of transit-oriented development.

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Housing Counseling Program

The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) was a sub-grantee of the Housing Partnership Network’s Housing Counseling funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which will support INHP’s Homeownership Preparation Program serves all of Marion County, but funds will be utilized in the Promise Zone geographic area.

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Housing Counseling Program

IHCDA will use this grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide funding for counseling and advice to tenants and homeowners, both current and prospective, with respect to property maintenance, financial management and literacy, and other matters as may be appropriate to assist program clients in improving their housing conditions, meeting their financial needs, and fulfilling the responsibilities of tenancy or homeownership.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Program

United Way of Central Indiana’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant from the Department of the Treasury will allow it to partner with other organizations to provide free, professional tax preparation services for low- to moderate-income individuals.

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Live Indy East Map

The Live IndyEast map outlines the area’s assets and potential opportunities for residential living. Black and light pink rectangles show vacant parcels available for development. The map also shows transportation initiatives, like protected bike lanes, IndyGo bus routes, and the planned Blue Line on Washington Street.

Shaded areas mark residential neighborhood opportunities already in place, like Great Places 2020 in Englewood and Twin Aire, as well as the Near Eastside’s Quality of Life Plan.

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News and Resources

Read the latest updates about IndyEast Live projects, awarded grants, and milestones.