Relevant Experience

City Consultants and Research, LLC has ten years of experience in managing entitlement grants and programs, completing required federal reports/documents, conducting public processes, and preparing market and needs analysis.

    Federal Reports/Documents
  • Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report
  • Consolidated Plan - particularly Consolidated Planning Management Process, an electronic format for the five-year planning document
  • Completed the amendments to the 2005-2009 Consolidated Plan for the City of Indianapolis
  • Consolidated Plan Management Process tool
  • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
  • Annual Action Plan
  • Minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise Report
  • Integrated Disbursement and Information System
    Public Processes
  • Created and revised Citizen Participation Plan in compliance with federal regulations
  • Combined three plans into one public process
  • Utilized random surveys and internet to solicit citizen input
  • Sparked public interest and community involvement through creative and interactive presentations
  • Organized and facilitated meetings with housing and social service providers, public officials, and community stakeholders to identify community development issues
    Market and Needs Analysis
  • Utilized HMDA, census, CHAS and local permit data to conduct housing market analysis
  • Gathered statistical information to conduct analysis of economic development needs
  • Graphed, charted and mapped indicators of community development needs
    Grant Writing
  • Obtained 12 successful awards for 12 City of Indianapolis 2009 Action Plan applications
  • Wrote and edited application to the Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiative for the Near Eastside Collaborative Taskforce (2006)
  • Submitted applications to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indiana for housing development (2009)
  • Requested funding from the Home Depot Foundation for housing development
  • Compiled information and submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the 2008 Continuum of Care program
  • Completed an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the 2010 Neighborhood Stabilization Program
  • Completed training by Ice Miller, LLP on Federal Income Tax Credits
  • Total requests to date: approximately $59,000,000
  • Total awards to date: approximately $11,000,000 with $43,000,000 in outstanding proposals not yet announced
    Technical Assistance
  • Developed policies and procedures for affordable housing development programs, including rental rehab for supportive housing, homeowner repair and down payment assistance programs
  • Organized the development and implementation of a down payment assistance program with the participation of six partnership organizations
  • Provided support on internet-based reporting systems to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Created new financial policies and procedures to monitor expenditures and program income for federal grant recipients
    Project Management
  • Oversaw the development of affordable housing for the developmentally disabled that met both ADA requirements and the requirements of a LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council
  • Implemented a four different housing programs, ranging from home repairs to rehabilitation of abandoned homes, for a Community Development Corporation
  • Designed and implemented housing policies and standard operating polices for new housing programs for a Community Development Corporation