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Current AmeriCorps VISTAs Reflect on Their Time with the IndyEast Promise Zone

Since the summer of 2016, the IndyEast Promise Zone (IEPZ) has been supported by the capacity-building efforts of AmeriCorps VISTAs. Below are reflections from members of the 2019-2020 VISTA cohort, the fourth group to serve with the IndyEast Promise Zone.   Jacob Gosselin | Education & Workforce Development Strategist   Q: What is your position and what are your key […]

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Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana to Use HUD Grants to Support Education and Enforcement Initiatives

One of the many important factors in ensuring that all neighbors in the Promise Zone community has decent, safe housing is the understanding and enforcement of fair housing laws. Federal law dictates that both tenants and landlords have certain rights and responsibilities within contract agreements. The Fair Housing Act, part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, was written and […]

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Federal Low-Income Tax Credits Program Continues to Support Affordable Housing in the Promise Zone

One of the foundational goals of the IndyEast Promise Zone is to address our community’s housing needs. Among the main concerns in housing development is affordability, especially for low-income neighbors. Along with our partners, we have been committed to our Live IndyEast goals, which include addressing barriers to decent, safe housing and maintaining affordability. An important tool that has been […]

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White House Updates List of Federal Programs with Opportunity Zone Preference

The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council has identified numerous federal programs for which Opportunity Zone preference can be made available. As of April 30th, 2020, over 270 action items have been completed to integrate Opportunity Zones into federal agencies and programs. For the updated list of federal programs and completed actions, click here.   Opportunity Zones are federally certified […]

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Revitalization of P.R. Mallory Campus Moves Forward, Creating Economic and Educational Opportunities

One of the many historic former industrial sites in the Promise Zone is the P.R. Mallory Campus, located at 3029 East Washington Street. Long home to P.R. Mallory and Company Inc., the site was once a major hub for employment and economic activity on the Near Eastside. However, a decrease in employment at the site started in the 1970s when […]

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Current AmeriCorps VISTAs Reflect on Their Time with the IndyEast Promise Zone

Since the summer of 2016, the IndyEast Promise Zone (IEPZ) has been supported by the capacity-building efforts of AmeriCorps VISTAs. Below are reflections from members of the 2019-2020 VISTA cohort, the fourth group to serve with the IndyEast Promise Zone.   Jacob Gosselin | Education & Workforce Development Strategist   Q: What is your position and what are your key […]

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Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana to Use HUD Grants to Support Education and Enforcement Initiatives

One of the many important factors in ensuring that all neighbors in the Promise Zone community has decent, safe housing is the understanding and enforcement of fair housing laws. Federal law dictates that both tenants and landlords have certain rights and responsibilities within contract agreements. The Fair Housing Act, part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, was written and […]

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Federal Low-Income Tax Credits Program Continues to Support Affordable Housing in the Promise Zone

One of the foundational goals of the IndyEast Promise Zone is to address our community’s housing needs. Among the main concerns in housing development is affordability, especially for low-income neighbors. Along with our partners, we have been committed to our Live IndyEast goals, which include addressing barriers to decent, safe housing and maintaining affordability. An important tool that has been […]

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White House Updates List of Federal Programs with Opportunity Zone Preference

The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council has identified numerous federal programs for which Opportunity Zone preference can be made available. As of April 30th, 2020, over 270 action items have been completed to integrate Opportunity Zones into federal agencies and programs. For the updated list of federal programs and completed actions, click here.   Opportunity Zones are federally certified […]

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Revitalization of P.R. Mallory Campus Moves Forward, Creating Economic and Educational Opportunities

One of the many historic former industrial sites in the Promise Zone is the P.R. Mallory Campus, located at 3029 East Washington Street. Long home to P.R. Mallory and Company Inc., the site was once a major hub for employment and economic activity on the Near Eastside. However, a decrease in employment at the site started in the 1970s when […]

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