Republican state lawmakers have long resisted taking up legislation strengthening tenants’ legal rights, making Todd Rokita an outlier at the state level—but a possible ally for advocates who’ve struggled to advance such changes.
According to Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office, at least 40 renters filed complaints earlier this year about deteriorating conditions at Lugar Tower Apartments, including a lack of security, fecal matter in stairwells and pest infestations.
New Indianapolis Housing Agency Executive Director John Hall is charged with sorting out the agency’s finances and improving the city’s federally funded voucher program.
The Indianapolis Housing Agency hopes more landlords will participate in the program.
The money will be used to make repairs and improvements to public housing units, as well as providing housing counseling to struggling consumers.
The project includes renovations to the 15-story apartment building in downtown Indianapolis, as well as the construction of two mixed-income buildings containing a total of 74 units at its base.
The first building of a new complex on near-north side is set to be completed in August
The largest tax credit deal in state history will fund the rehabilitation of 538 apartments in four complexes owned
by the Indianapolis Housing Agency.
Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman plans to announce the first awards of $164 million in federal stimulus money to build low-
and moderate-income housing across the state.
Locally based Flaherty & Collins Properties plans to build retail and residential space on land that surrounds two downtown public housing towers.