Indiana Community Needs Assessment for IHCDA

Services: Survey analysis, Focus groups, Survey design

Research Area: Housing & Community Development

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Department of Community Programs receives funds from the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federal block grant program. Funds made available through this grant are used to support activities designed to assist low-income families and individuals. Indiana receives approximately $9 million annually. By regulation, 90 percent of the funds are allocated to Indiana’s 23 Community Action Agencies (CAA).

According to federal regulations, the state and the CAAs are required to conduct a community needs assessment. The goals of the community needs assessment are to identify the current state of low-income families and to identify gaps in services for low-income families within local communities. For this project, PPI collects the quantitative and qualitative data to provide assistance with the development of a community needs assessment for IHCDA.

Laura Littlepage
Sue Burow
  • Sue Burow
  • Senior Policy Analyst
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