Public Policy Institute
Few issues affect the strength and viability of neighborhoods and communities as much as housing – and few issues are more complex. The IU Public Policy Institute helps public and nonprofit community development and housing organizations cut through the complexity with services including program and system evaluation, market analysis, social benefit analysis, and program facilitation and implementation.
The Institute's effort to consider all of the variables that can affect community development led it to develop a compendium of spatial data (GIS) to identify potential synergies among public and nonprofit investments and to utilize statistical modeling to demonstrate the effects of neighborhood characteristics and both public and nonprofit investments on single-family property values.
The goal of the homeless count and housing inventory is to assess the current needs of homeless individuals in Marion County and identify any program service gaps. Results of the count are also used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make informed funding decisions. PPI has planned and administered these counts and inventories for CHIP every January since 2007.
Economic Opportunities through Education by 2015 (EcO15) is creating a regional system of life-long learning by connecting the residents of 10 counties within rural Southeast Indiana to better economic opportunities through education by the year 2015 and beyond. The objectives are to improve educational attainment of area residents, build a regional learning system in specific fields, and enhance...Project Details
In 1995, the Indiana General Assembly designated the Center as the staff agency for the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (IACIR). The IACIR was formed to create effective communication, cooperation, and partnerships between the federal, state, and local units of government and to improve delivery of services to the citizens of Indiana through a better understanding of the...
The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership and other housing and community development stakeholders engaged PPI to perform analyses to assist stakeholders in understanding the effect of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) terminating compliance periods on the future of rental housing affordability. As affordable housing projects are submitted for review, the city will need to determine...Project Details
PPI partnered with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department to serve as the Indianapolis Project Safe Neighborhoods local research partner. Our team provided information regarding existing research on best practices in anti-gang and anti-gun strategies and programs nationally, for strategies proposed and adopted by the Indianapolis PSN, including assessment of the likely effectiveness of...
The Martindale-Brightwood area is a conglomeration of Indianapolis neighborhoods on the near-northeast side of the city. Originally two separate suburbs annexed by Indianapolis in the late 19th century, Martindale and Brightwood developed around the industrial employment centers concentrated around the railroads traversing the two communities.
Second project of the Policy Choices Initiative, this one is a place-based analysis.