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LHDC receives one of seven Distinguished Spotlight Awards

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - Lincoln Hills Development Corp., a community-action agency serving Perry, Crawford and Spencer counties, was awarded one of seven Spotlight Awards from the Indiana Community Action Association and the Indiana University School of Social Work.

The award was presented to LHDC at and IN-CAA award luncheon at the Omni Severin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis Oct. 31.

The Spotlight Award recognizes and honors innovative effective practices run by Indiana's Community Action Agencies.

The award is designed to recognize effective, replicable, collaborative and innovative practices of agencies to respond to a need or problem within their service areas.

LHDC was nominated for their Housing Division program. LHDC has been involved in the development and promotion of safe, decent and affordable rental housing for low-income, handicapped and elderly people since the construction of its first housing development in 1981. That was the 24-unit LHDC Tell City Housing for the Elderly apartments in Tell City.

Since that time, LHDC has continued to focus on the development of rental housing throughout much of southern Indiana, and now has over 500 units in its portfolio, located in 10 communities throughout Crawford (English, Leavenworth and Marengo), Dubois (Holland and Huntingburg), Harrison (Corydon and Milltown) and Perry (Cannelton, Tell City and Troy) counties. Over 300 of those units have been developed in the last 10 years.

In addition to its own apartment developments, LHDC also manages a combined 112 units at properties located in Chrisney and St. Meinrad (Spencer County), Chandler (Warrick County), Troy (Perry County) and Ferdinand (Dubois County).

Finally, through contracts with the Cannelton Housing Authority (Perry County) and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), LHDC also administers approximately 215 Section Eight Housing Choice Vouchers.

For more information about LHDC visit www.lhdc.org.