Resources & Suggested Readings

Community Resources

Some invaluable local community resources:

CAFE (Community Alliance of Far East Side)
8902 E 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46226-6073
(317) 890-3288

CSC (Community Services Council-Madison County Indiana)
c/o AIMS, PO Box 526
Anderson, IN 46015

Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center
2990 W. 71st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 293-2600


Suggested Readings

Occasionally, Bella Communities writes and publishes reports relating to its work and we invite you to download and read:


ReV-UP ResidentCorps White Paper Cover Page copyIssueLab a Service of the Foundation Center:    A Working White Paper, Engaging Residents in Low-Income Housing Communities to Volunteer and Earn an Economic Opportunity.  An Innovative Approach to a Supportive Service Program for Residents In Low-Income Multifamily Rental Housing, December 1, 2013.

Frequently, we may also find publications that we deem so relevant, impactful, insightful or inspiring.  We make the following reading suggestions here:

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Corporation For Economic Development (CFED)  Assets & Opportunity Scorecard.  Living on the Edge:  Financial Insecurity and Policies to Rebuild Prosperity in America, 2013.

out of reach cover copyNational Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)  Out of Reach, 2014, the report continues to demonstrate that large numbers of low income renters cannot find decent, affordable housing.

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Thriving Residents, Thriving Cities: Family Financial Security Matters for Cities (Urban Institute-Apr 2016)  The economic health of cities and communities depends on the financial health and stability of their residents. Families with a savings cushion as little as $250 to $749 are less likely to be evicted, miss a housing or utility payment, or receive public benefits after a job loss, health issue, or large income drop.