Inclusive Communities Program 

The Inclusive Communities Program of the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana offers programs to assist persons, neighborhoods, and communities who have been impacted by unlawful discrimination, disinvestment, or unequal housing opportunity. We also participate in community events and support other organizations through volunteer participation by staff and board members.

July 15, 2022 RFP Due Date: The FHCCI is currently seeking Requests for Proposals (RFP) through Phase II of the Fannie Mae distribution. Applications are due July 15, 2022. To learn about requirements and how to apply, download the RFP document here. Read the full press release here.

FHCCI Previous Inclusive Communities Projects: The following past projects under this program have included:

  • Through a settlement of a lawsuit alleging discrimination against people with disabilities in the design and construction of 14 multi-family properties, the FHCCI awarded two nonprofits funds of $35,000 each to expand housing modifications for accessibility and safety. Read more here. (2022)
  • Through settlement of a national lawsuit alleging discrimination in the marketing and maintenance of foreclosed properties in Indianapolis Black and white neighborhoods, the FHCCI is in process of distributing $755,000 in grants through different phases. Read the full press release here. (2022)
  • Through a settlement of a lawsuit alleging redlining and discriminatory lending by an Indiana lender, $1.3 million for grants to local CDCs and community organizations based in or serving majority-Black neighborhoods in Indianapolis. The lender will also offer $1.1 million in loan subsidies and open two new full-service branches in majority-Black census tracts in Indianapolis. Other community relief also obtained. Learn more about this settlement here. (2021)
  • Through a $15,000 donation made by the FHCCI, RIP Medical Debt relieved $2,524,207.81 of medical debt impacting 2,354 persons and families living in Indianapolis zip code 46218. (2020)
  • Through a settlement of an enforcement action alleging redlining and discriminatory lending by an Indiana lender, required donation of $500,000 to be shared by three CDCs that serve majority-black census tracts of Marion County. The lender will also offer $1.12 in loan subsidies, open a new new full-service banking center in one of Marion County’s majority-black census tracts as well as a new loan production office to be located in Marion County. Other community relief also obtained. Learn more about this settlement here. (2019)
  • Through a settlement of an enforcement action alleging violations of accessibility in two Indianapolis multi-family complexes, required donation by Respondent of $52,500 to a local disability nonprofit organization for harm incurred. Learn more about this settlement here. (2018)
  • Through a settlement of an enforcement action with a national lender alleging violations of fair housing laws in how it maintained its foreclosures, the FHCCI distributed $1,278,947 in pass-through grants. Grants funded rehab of previously vacant and/or abandoned housing for occupancy, accessibility retrofit funds, homeowner repairs, a pocket park, a Farmer’s Market, Urban Teaching Garden, and Summer Biking Camp. Learn more about this settlement here. (2013-2016)