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.
Currently, the FHCCI does not have any grant programs open for application.
Past projects of activities or actions have included:
- 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: Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation, King Park Development Corporation, and Near East Area Renewal (NEAR). 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. (2019)
- Through a settlement of an enforcement action alleging violations of accessibility in two Indianapolis multi-family complexes, required donation of $52,500 to a local disability nonprofit organization for harm incurred. (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. (2013-2016)