Upcoming events

    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    The shortage of affordable housing in the U.S. market has an enormous impact on the quality of life in cities, towns, and rural areas. As community leaders seek solutions to the affordable housing crisis, people continue to make difficult choices about where to live.

    Cooperative housing offers an affordable housing solution. Although housing co-ops have been around since the mid-19th century, few people really understand how the cooperative housing model works. One of the beauties of the housing co-op model is that it is adaptable to the specific characteristics and needs of almost any community. A housing co-op can be established in existing rental property, or in a manufactured home park, or even a town home arrangement. An existing building can be rehabilitated for co-op use, or the co-op can be housed in a newly constructed facility. A housing co-op can be developed for families, seniors, migrant workers, students, artists or anyone else with a common housing need. The options are limited only by the creativity and will of the developer and residents. Join Deb Trocha, executive director of the Indiana Cooperative Development Center (ICDC), to learn the basics of housing cooperatives.

    Deb Trocha joined ICDC in August 2006. During her tenure the organization has grown its educational programming to include a number of events highlighting and promoting cooperatives. She has also helped raise the profile of cooperatives in Indiana through her advocacy efforts. Trocha has served on a number of boards including two terms as board chair of CooperationWorks, the national cooperative development network; the Cooperative Development Foundation; and the National Cooperative Business Assoc (NCBA). In 2005, Governor Joseph Kernan acknowledged Trocha’s efforts in assisting Indiana’s small businesses and entrepreneurs by awarding her a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor which the Governor of Indiana bestows.

    Follow the directions in your confirmation email to complete the registration process.

    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 1605 E 106th St., Indianapolis, IN 46280
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    Thinking of joining a nonprofit board, but not sure what that means? Already on a board and want a refresher on your responsibilities as a board member? Attend this training from Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development!

    We'll cover the basics of what every board member should know, including your legal duties and your primary responsibilities. We'll also talk about your role in the organization and common board structures and management styles. You'll walk away with a better understanding of what being a board member really means and ideas for how to reinvigorate your board.

     This training will be led by Rachel Mattingly, Program Manager for Prosperity Indiana. Rachel provides training and consulting to boards and organizational leaders around the state. She also has experience acting as a board member, currently serving as Board President of the Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence in Indianapolis.

    This training has been organized by Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND), with support from Old National Bank Foundation. Additional trainings in this series include Neighborhood Association and Homeowners Association Basics, scheduled for July, and Local Advocacy Basics, scheduled for October. If you would like to register for all three trainings at the reduced rate of $50, please email andrea@handincorporated.org.


    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call
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    Join this Connection Point call if you administer an Individual Development Account (IDA) Program at your organization. 

    This call will be an opportunity to hear the latest updates on the IDA program from Brian Carman, Community Programs Manager for IHCDA. Dial in to stay informed, get your questions answered, and connect with your peers. 

    Prosperity Indiana members can also use the IDA forum page to post questions and share ideas/resources. 

    • 02 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Brightpoint, 227 E Washington Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

    Join Prosperity Indiana for this Regional Member Meeting to engage on issues currently facing your organization and community, the work Prosperity Indiana is doing on your behalf and how Prosperity Indiana can help you build on your organization’s and community’s strengths.

    Connect with other Prosperity Indiana members from your region, learn about our programs and services that could help your work, and hear a summary of the highlights of Prosperity Indiana’s 2017 policy agenda and key changes in state community development policy.

    Come learn about the Community Loan Center program and hear from Brightpoint staff about their experiences and impact through this employee lending innovation aimed at reducing reliance on payday lending. Community Loan Centers allow local employers to offer employees small dollar loans at 18% interest rate on a 12-month term. Participating employees can build their credit and take advantage of financial education classes.  

    Meet with members of our staff one-on-one, either before or after the Regional Meeting, for dedicated time to talk about your work and how you can connect to other people and resources to propel you forward. Email Faith Musgrove at fmusgrove@prosperityindiana.org to schedule your time with us.

    Lunch will be provided.

    • 25 May 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call
    • 25

    Join this Connection Point call to connect with others in the Prosperity Indiana network, share ideas and workshop common challenges that you face in your work. 

    • 05 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 06 Jun 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
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    Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP) from Build It Green introduces participants to the overarching principles of green building and the systems approach to the design, construction, and operation of residential buildings. Participants will develop an understanding of energy efficiency, resource conservation, water conservation, and indoor air quality, and how they can effectively convey the importance of these building principles to homeowners.

    Understanding the Whole House Approach takes participants' CGBP education to the next level. In this advanced course, they'll learn how to perform a comprehensive green home analysis and the decision-making pathways to upgrading and remodeling homes. They will get the information they need to help homeowners determine whether their home is a good candidate for an energy or green upgrade, and to help them take advantage of upgrade incentives provided by local utilities.

    This course is not associated with the National Association of Home Builders' Certified Green Professional.

    This training is underwritten by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    • 29 Jun 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call
    • 24

    Join this Connection Point call to talk about the most pressing Human Resources topics at your organization, share ideas and work through challenges with others in the Prosperity Indiana network. 

    Jeremy York, HR Field Representative from Synergy, will be on the call to help answer your HR-related questions. Synergy delivers a full spectrum of Professional Employer (PEO) and Human Capital Management services. Find more details at www.mysynergy.com.

    • 25 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Jul 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
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    This training will explore the challenges to developing affordable housing for homeownership, including predevelopment work such as land acquisition, subdivision, and construction finance. Trainers will address the differences between development of scattered sites and subdivisions. They'll also address finance requirements often associated with funding for homeownership development and the potential ramifications of these requirements for developers.

    Please watch for details regarding trainers and course content.

    This training is underwritten by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    • 27 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call
    • 25

    Join this Connection Point call to connect with others in the Prosperity Indiana network, share ideas and workshop common challenges that you face in your work. 

    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
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    The Center for Community Progress will lead an Indiana-focused workshop to equip local stakeholders with a framework for developing a comprehensive strategy for addressing vacant and abandoned housing and other problem properties. Through a combination of presentations and small group exercises, participants will learn how neighborhood conditions can shape revitalization opportunities, how to develop code enforcement programs that respond to neighborhood needs, how to improve rental property conditions, and how receivership and land banking can be effective tools to return properties to productive use. The workshop will also include an Indiana legislative update and review of the key legal and regulatory tools that Indiana stakeholders have at their fingertips to help them address vacant and abandoned housing and other problem property issues.

    Participation in last year's Abandoned Housing Strategies 101 course is not required to attend this course. At least one year of experience in addressing abandoned housing is recommended.

    As a national leader on solutions for vacant, abandoned, and other problem properties, the Center for Community Progress serves as the leading resource for local, state, and federal policies and best practices that address the full cycle of property revitalization, from blight prevention and strategic code enforcement through the acquisition and management of problem properties to their productive reuse.

    This training is underwritten by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call
    • 25

    Join this Connection Point call to connect with others in the Prosperity Indiana network, share ideas and workshop common challenges that you face in your work. 

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
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    Practitioners in rural areas often wear multiple hats, addressing the interrelated issues of housing, infrastructure, transportation, brownfield redevelopment, and economic development in an agricultural community. This training will address successful strategies for rural development.

    Please watch for details regarding training content and trainers.

    This training is underwritten by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
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    The Green Home Institute supports homeowners and builders in making healthier and more sustainable choices in housing renovation and construction. This course will introduce participants to several green building certification programs which offer points on Indiana's QAP. After this training, participants will walk away better prepared to make decisions about how to ensure sustainability of their projects.


    This training is underwritten by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call
    • 25

    Join this Connection Point call to connect with others in the Prosperity Indiana network, share ideas and workshop common challenges that you face in your work. 

    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
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    This training will provide practical tools and strategies for engaging the community. The first day will include a general overview of engagement strategies and situations. Participants will learn about a spectrum of engagement levels, from informing to co-leading, and how to identify what level is appropriate to a given situation, as well as methods for increasing engagement.

    The second day of training will include sessions for how to target community engagement strategies for particular populations. Trainers will discuss common misperceptions, cultural differences, and effective strategies for ensuring that all voices in the community are heard.

    Please watch for more details regarding specific topics and trainers.

    This training is underwritten by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call
    • 25

    Join this Connection Point call to connect with others in the Prosperity Indiana network, share ideas and workshop common challenges that you face in your work. 

    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call
    • 25

    Join this Connection Point call to connect with others in the Prosperity Indiana network, share ideas and workshop common challenges that you face in your work. 

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