Upcoming events

    • 14 Jun 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    The SUN For All program aims to help Prosperity Indiana members, community organizations and residents purchase and install solar panels at a reduced rate to lower their organizational and household operating costs. The program will focus on several communities located in the Indiana Duke Energy service territory. Attend this webinar to learn about SUN For All and how you might take advantage of this resource to benefit your organization and low to moderate income (LMI) individuals in your community. 

    About the presenter: Allyson Mitchell joined Prosperity Indiana in November 2016 as the Director of Sustainability. In this role, Allyson works to expand and enhance Prosperity Indiana’s offerings by helping members understand and integrate sustainability principles and practices into their communities and organizations. Allyson also manages the SUN For All program and provides technical assistance on a fee-for-service basis.

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

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

    THE MAY 2 NORTHEAST REGIONAL MEMBER MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 19.

    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.

    • 27 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • New Hope Services, 725 Wall Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

    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.

    Thinking about going solar? Come hear Allyson Mitchell, Prosperity Indiana's Director of Sustainability, discuss the Solar Uniting Neighbors (SUN) For All program and learn how you and your organization can participate. The group-purchase solar discount program aims to help community organizations and residents purchase and install solar panels at a reduced rate to lower their organizational and household operating costs and pass those benefits on to low- moderate-income (LMI) individuals. Direct funding opportunities are available to Prosperity Indiana members.

    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.

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

    • 20 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • City of Bloomington Common Council Chambers, 401 North Morton St Bloomington, IN 47404

    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.

    Incorporating asset-building strategies into existing programs can enable and support individuals and families at all income levels. Discuss with Kelsey Clayton, Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network Manager, the economic barriers families face. Also learn about the Learning Cluster, a current initiative assisting organizations in integrating financial capability services, which help Hoosiers achieve financial stability and provide access to tools that help organizations think through this innovation.

    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 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Jul 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
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    This training, led by the National Development Council, 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.

    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. 

    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • North Township Trustee Circle of Services, 2835 165th Street, Hammond, IN

    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.

    Hear Director of Capacity Building Rose Scovel share about how you can utilize the staff expertise at Prosperity Indiana to assist you with consolidated planning, housing needs assessments, housing studies, assessments of fair housing, HUD compliance, and other plans and processes that might be required for your organization.

    Meet with members of our staff one-on-one 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.

    • 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.

    • 29 Aug 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 30 Aug 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.

    Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP) is a nationally recognized 2-day course that over 6,000 building professionals have taken. Once certified as a green building professional, participants will be promoted online in Build It Green's Certified Green Professionals Directory. This directory receives over 2,500 searches per month by people looking for professionals. Participants also qualify to sign-up for Build It Green's GreenPoint Rated trainings, so they can continue to develop their skills and expand their business.

    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.

    • 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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    When it comes to (re)building residential buildings there are many green certification labels to choose from.  During this session, we will discuss and compare the different rating systems identified in LIHTC, HUD, Federal Home Loan Bank, Tax abatements and other local programs. 

    Each green home certification comes with its own requirements, opportunities, costs, third party oversight, tools and resources to guide you. Each requires different levels of training and foundational knowledge. 

    Which is right for you and your clients?

    In this session, trainers from the Green Home Institute will help you make sense of it all and understand which program is the right tool to use based on the goals of your particular project. You will also learn which programs apply best to different building types: Single/multi-family, mid-high rise, rehabs, remodels and additions, and new construction. Market rate and affordable housing will also be discussed.

    The programs we will cover include LEED for Homes, National Green Building Standard, Energy Star for Homes and Highrise, Enterprise Green Communities, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, Green Globes and the Home Energy Rating System. We will look at each system individually and then together through the lens of cost, the 5 pillars of green, third party oversight requirements, popularity, growth, update cycles and even political affiliations.  We will compare each to the baseline code as well. 

    Key take-aways from this training will be to

    1. Understand the basics of each green building program and how they compare or contrast
    2. Know where to get more information or find resources to pursue a green rating on your next project 
    3. Articulate the needs and opportunities for building or renovating with the 5 pillars of green in mind 
    4. Understand the benefits and incentives available for green building certifications
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    Instructors

    Christin Kappel is the owner of Simply Sustainable LLC, a sustainability verification and consulting firm based in Indianapolis as well as the Past Board Chair for the U.S. Green Building Council Indiana Chapter.

    Simply Sustainable LLC. is a WBE certified, sustainability consulting and verification firm focused primarily on helping underserved markets and communities.  She started her company to fill a need in the affordable and subsidized housing market for qualified green professionals to assist design and construction teams in meeting federal, state as well as local funding requirements, including but not limited to programs such as LEED, Energy Star, Enterprise and the National Green Building Standard. She assists in helping her teams not only create attainable goals but also meet their performance goals while providing truly affordable housing for seniors, veterans, homeless and families across the Midwest.

    Her extensive experience in affordable housing has turned into a career helping developers and teams successfully meet their goals and she has successfully managed and verified more green certified projects than anyone else in the state.


    Brett Little, LFA, LEEDAPH, CGHP: A Graduate of the Aquinas College Sustainable Business Bachelors Program, Brett is the Executive Director of the GreenHome Institute and is helping homeowners, builders, architects, and developers find more sustainable and healthier ways to build BETTER.​ ​Brett sits on the board of the USGBC - West Michigan chapter and is a co-facilitator of the Living Future Collaborative: Great Lakes. Brett loves supporting the local economy, kayaking, microbreweries and enjoying pure MI with his wife and young son.​

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

    • 27 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Old National Bank, One Main St, Evansville, IN 47708

    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 hear about the Outcomes Platform: a new data collection, tracking and outcomes reporting solution. Learn how you can use this comprehensive and interactive data tracking tool to visualize the impact that your organization has on your community and the results of your collective efforts with local partners.

    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.

    • 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
    • 4:30 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
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    This training, led by the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC) and Purdue Extension, will provide practical tools and strategies for engaging the community. The training will begin with sessions on cultural awareness and asset mapping to help participants learn to get a better understanding of their communities. The first day will end with a general overview of engagement strategies and how to use them.

    On the second day of training, representatives from organizations serving specific populations will share their work and how to engage with diverse populations, including youth, LGBT youth, people with disabilities, immigrants, and Hispanic and Black communities. Participants will also learn about the importance of and tools for collaboration. Finally, participants will incorporate what they learned into a Community Engagement Plan, with guidance and feedback from the 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. 

Prosperity Indiana
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