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Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership

TRANSFORMATIONAL GRANT

INHP received a $26.6 million Transformational Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support INHP’s mission to increase affordable and sustainable housing opportunities for individuals and families and to serve as a catalyst for the development and revitalization of neighborhoods.

With clear intentions to provide access and choice regarding information, education, mortgage lending, and housing stock, the board of directors approved a comprehensive plan that would impact the lives of the people we serve with low and moderate incomes – who are disproportionately Black people and people of color – as well as the neighborhoods they call home.

It is premature to comprehensively assess the long-term community-level impact of INHP’s efforts; however, a recent evaluation examined how the Transformational Grant contributed to INHP’s evolution.

Specifically, the evaluation provided insights related to INHP’s experience in conceptualizing, planning, deploying, and modifying (as needed) the programs associated with the Transformational Grant and how these experiences shaped the organization and its future opportunities.

OBJECTIVES FOR THE GRANT

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Increase Affordable Housing Supply

Address barriers to the development or preservation of affordable housing across Marion County neighborhoods

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Enhance
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Support the capacity of nonprofits working to achieve goals related to affordable housing

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Support Demand

Create personalized pathways to help individuals and families with low and moderate incomes achieve or sustain homeownership

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Stabilize Neighborhoods

Enable current homeowners to access support to maintain their homes and preserve homeownership

HIGHLIGHTS

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COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS

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UNITS/HOUSEHOLDS IMPACTED (AND GROWING)

PROGRAM DEPLOYMENT

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The INHP board and management worked closely together to research, conceptualize, and develop Transformational Grant programs. An extensive program authorization process — and the practice of annual program reauthorizations — contributed to a clear sense of direction from the board regarding program implementation.

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RESEARCH

Gather community input and review data to identify a need.

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CONCEPTUALIZE

Leverage an existing program or develop a new program to meet the need.

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AFFIRM

Present the program to the INHP board for approval.

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EXECUTE

Implement the program.

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EVALUATE

Review progress relative to expectations. If demand for the program is below expectations refine the program or reallocate resources to programs with greater demand.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

KEY TAKEAWAYS

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Transformational work takes time

INHP sought to deploy funds into the community responsibly and quickly; however, it was imperative that we invested the time required to ensure funds were deployed prudently and impactfully.


Identifying and understanding community needs was essential to program development, execution, and ultimately, an effective and consistent board authorization process. The process was essential to ensure funding aligned with the needs and to establish a general commitment to the scope of activities and shared objectives with our partners.


By expanding traditional core services, while simultaneously pursuing the creation and implementation of new, innovative programming, INHP could deploy some grant resources quickly and increase the use of current product and program offerings, while allowing time to develop its new efforts – both internally and externally.


Several new programs were influenced by considerations outside of INHP’s control, such as the capacity of partners to help foster initiatives within their own organizations and to their respective beneficiaries. Aligning each partners’ efforts within the broader context of the objectives of the Transformational Grant required diligence in planning, persistent communication, and close marketing and operational message alignment.

INHP expanded programs and capacities
Dynamic growth requires thoughtful governance
Adaptability was critical to deployment

TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT ON INHP

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Throughout the five-year grant, INHP matured in its governance structures, grew in its capacity, developed new competencies, deepened and expanded its partnerships, and remained unwavering in our commitment to the board-approved Strategic Plan and its associated aspirational goals and strategic initiatives contained therein. INHP is well-positioned to capitalize on the gains it has made and sustain its expanded capacity.

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INHP office holiday hours

Starting Dec. 25, 2020, through Jan. 3, 2021, all INHP office locations will be closed for the holidays. We will resume normal hours of operation at 8:30 a.m., Jan. 4, 2020.

 

INHP will respond to any inquiries or form submissions made via our website or email system in the order they were received after we reopen. If you do not hear from an INHP representative by Jan. 9, 2021, please call 317-610-4663.

 

We wish you a warm and happy holiday season!

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