Congratulations! IUPUI is participating in Indianapolis’ inaugural anchor housing program. This program offers full-time employees from selected Indianapolis businesses financial assistance to help purchase a home in the neighborhoods around their workplace. Current homeowners already living within the geography their employer selected may be able to use the financial assistance to make certain exterior home repairs.
Hurry! This program will only be available until April 30, 2019, and the amount of home purchase and/or home repair financial assistance is limited.
IUPUI’s anchor housing program offers down payment assistance to full-time employees interested in buying a home near the IUPUI campus. It also offers financial assistance to make exterior home repairs to full-time employees who own and occupy a home in the targeted geography.
Homebuyers must participate in pre-purchase homeownership advising. Learn about advising and related costs here.
Unbiased loan officers will help you compare interest rates, and down payment and loan terms. Learn about advising and related costs here.
Homebuyers must take a homebuyer education class. Learn about the class and related costs here.
Current homeowners in the approved area could qualify to receive funding for exterior improvements.
Current homeowners in the approved area could receive assistance from INHP with selecting contractors.
* * Funds are limited and aren’t guaranteed. Depending upon the response and eligibility, funds cannot be guaranteed to be available to all full-time IUPUI employees.
** Income and other eligibility restrictions may apply. Household income must be or below 120 percent of Area Median Income as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to participate in the program. See the FAQ section below for more information. Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
IUPUI Boundary Map
To be program eligible, the home must be located within the boundary your employer approved, identified by the map below. Not sure if the home qualifies for the program? Contact Trevor Meeks, vice president of single family lending for INHP, at 317-610-4607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The anchor housing program is a way for your employer to encourage its employees to live near where they work. Studies show that employees living closer to work have decreased transportation costs, which leads to increased disposable income. Employees who invest in homes near their work also become more invested in their community. Increased community investment stabilizes or revitalizes neighborhoods. Strong neighborhoods mean strong cities.
The following area employers were selected to participate in the inaugural anchor housing program:
Community Hospital East
Christian Theological Seminary
Crown Hill Cemetery
Health and Hospital Corporation
Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA)
International School of Indiana
The Jane Pauley Community Health Center
Lutherwood/ The Foundation for Lutheran Child & Family Services
Midtown Indianapolis, Inc.
Scecina High School
University of Indianapolis
Any IUPUI employee eligible for employer benefits whose household income is at or below 120 percent of area median income as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development may participate in the program.
To participate in the homebuyer program: If you plan to finance your home through a bank, you must have a pre-approval letter before you can enroll in the program. If you plan to finance your home by paying cash, you do not need a pre-approval letter.
To participate in the home repair program: Homeowners currently living in the selected geography must be current on property tax payments, mortgage payments and homeowner’s insurance coverage to participate in the program. Proof of current homeowner’s insurance coverage is also required.
For homebuyers: Down payment assistance loans may be applied to the purchase of a single-family residence, townhome, condo or duplex. You must also plan to live in the home as your primary residence to qualify.
For homeowners: To qualify, the home must be your primary residence/owner-occupied. A single-family home or duplex is eligible for the repair grant. Townhomes are eligible only if your homeowner’s association (HOA) does not maintain your home’s exterior.
This program allows you to make improvements to your home’s exterior. Improvement projects may include roof replacement; masonry restoration; door and window repair or replacement; exterior restoration; exterior painting; exterior lighting; gutters and downspouts; siding and trim repair; and street fronting site work (including landscaping, fencing, walks, etc.).
INHP will help you select contractors or tradesmen to complete the repairs. All work must be approved by INHP and inspected prior to disbursement of funds. INHP will also help make sure the work completed meets requirements the proposal identified.
Program participants have 60 days from their program approval date to get an accepted home purchase agreement. Then, you have 60 days from the date of the home purchase agreement to close your home loan.
You may begin home repairs three business days after you have closed your home repair loan (after the Federally-mandated rescission period). Applicable home repairs must be completed 90 days from the date of closing.
Yes, you can participate in this program.
For homebuyers: INHP offers pre-purchase advising and homebuyer education to prepare you for homeownership. Please note that your employer’s financial assistance funds are first-come, first-served and cannot be reserved while you complete the program.
For homeowners: Property tax payments, mortgage payments and homeowner’s insurance coverage must be up to date and/or paid current to participate in the program. Proof of current homeowner’s insurance coverage is also required.
Yes, you may use a home lender you select. All program participants interested in buying a home will be required to participate in homebuyer education and a lender option appointment. During the lender option appointment, you’ll receive a complimentary mortgage assessment with an unbiased INHP mortgage loan officer to review your lending options so that you can choose a home financing option that best meets your needs.
The level of down payment loan assistance for homebuyers or repair loan assistance for homeowners depends on your household income, number of people living in your home, and the amount or number of loans your employer has made available through this program. To learn how much assistance you may qualify for, call Trevor Meeks, vice president, Single Family Lending for INHP, at 317-610-4607 or email email@example.com.
You will need to live in the home for five years to receive full loan forgiveness. Each year, on the anniversary of the month you closed on your home loan or home repair loan, 20 percent of the loan balance will be forgiven. After five years, the loan will be completely forgiven. Any amounts not forgiven must be repaid. For information about loan interest or accrued interest, speak with a licensed mortgage loan officer or contact Trevor Meeks, vice president, Single Family Lending for INHP, at 317-610-4607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generally, you will be required to maintain continuous employment with your employer and live in your home for five years after your loan closes. If you can’t maintain continuous employment and live in your home for five years after your loan closes, you may be required to repay the unforgiven loan balance and any accrual of interest. In certain extenuating circumstances, the loan balance (and interest) may be forgiven (e.g., disability, death, reduction in force, etc.). Each year, program participants will be required to submit proof of insurance, employment and payment of property taxes to remain in compliance with the loan agreement. Additionally, an annual employee compliance check will serve as certification of employment status, ownership and residency.
If your home becomes uninhabitable due to fire, vandalism or act of nature, you’ll have 120 days to complete repairs or the structure will be considered abandoned. Then, the outstanding amount of the loan becomes due and the loan will convert to a note which is secured by a lien on the property. Check with INHP for more information.
Yes. INHP offers additional home purchase and repair programs. Info about INHP’s programs is available at inhp.org.
Yes. The lien is forgiven over a five-year period. Each year, on the anniversary of the month you closed on your home loan or home repair loan, 20 percent of the loan balance will be forgiven. After five years, the loan will be completely forgiven. Any amounts not forgiven must be repaid. For information about loan interest or accrued interest, speak with a licensed mortgage loan officer or contact Trevor Meeks, vice president, Single Family Lending for INHP, at 317-610-4607 or email email@example.com.