Lt. Gov. Crouch, IHCDA unveil comprehensive dashboard to assist communities with housing inventory

Indianapolis (Dec. 21, 2021) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and partners from the Housing Working Group, which represents stakeholders from around the state, today released a housing dashboard that includes a statewide inventory of housing in Indiana.

This new dashboard serves as a tool for identifying the greatest housing needs and opportunities for economic development and investment. Information can be compared county by county, including housing stock in Indiana by age, by price, by number of units in a structure, by number of bedrooms in a unit, and more. A complete report can be generated for each county and for the state. The comprehensive nature of the information in the dashboard enables municipalities, private industry and independent organizations to work together to meet the housing needs of their communities. 

“We have put a heavy emphasis on building our workforce in the Hoosier state,” Crouch said. “Housing is a huge part of Indiana’s economic development as we attract talent. This new tool will allow communities at a local and regional level to see what their needs are and work to build their housing infrastructure as our workforce continues to grow.”

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the study as one of the five pillars of his Next Level Agenda to maintain and build the state’s infrastructure. 

The dashboard also includes economic trends such as top employers, top industries, workforce and unemployment statistics, median income and costs of material inputs for construction. Population statistics by age, race, ethnicity, income and education are also available.

Developers and builders, employers, local and state government officials, and service providers who serve specific populations can use the interactive tool to help determine where the needs and gaps exist and how IHCDA and its partners can address them.

“This comprehensive dashboard shows an in-depth look at market rate and affordable housing in the state,” said Jacob Sipe, IHCDA Executive Director. “This dashboard will be a helpful tool for our network of housing partners to utilize as we work together to increase attainable housing across the state.”

IHCDA works with partners in the private and public sectors to increase housing stability in the state by providing housing opportunities, promoting self-sufficiency and strengthening communities. 

To assist IHCDA in the creation of the dashboard, a Housing Work Group was established that consists of individuals from the following organizations:

  • Accelerate Indiana Municipalities 
  • Affordable Housing Association of Indiana 
  • American Institute of Architects Indiana 
  • Association of Indiana Counties 
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis 
  • Habitat for Humanity Indiana
  • Indiana Affordable Housing Council 
  • Indiana Apartment Association 
  • Indiana Association of Realtors 
  • Indiana CRA Bankers Association 
  • Indiana Builders Association 
  • Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority 
  • Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Indiana 

To supply dashboard users with the most relevant information, this tool provides the latest data within the context of historical trends. 

To access the dashboard online, visit IndianaHousingDashboard.com 

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