Achieving prosperity for all Hoosiers lies within the work of our members to help meet basic needs, preserve and expand affordable housing, and connect individuals and families to education, employment, and economic opportunity. The success of those efforts requires the support of strong, innovative policies that help build a society where all persons have access to economic and social opportunity.

Prosperity Indiana works closely with policymakers to launch programs and advance policies to ensure that persons of all ages, races, abilities, and income levels are included in the economic mainstream and live in sustainable communities. We advocate for priorities to address those challenges by lobbying policymakers, mobilizing members, facilitating discussions between state departments and local governments and organizations, and connecting members with information and advocacy opportunities. 


2021 Policy Agenda:

A Blueprint for Equitable Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding in Indiana

The COVID-19 public health and economic crisis has created new urgency for Prosperity Indiana’s 2021 policy agenda. Our members want Indiana’s state and federal policymakers to focus on ensuring that basic needs are met for Hoosiers and the organizations who serve them. In order to respond, recover, and rebuild from COVID-19, we must first have equitable policies that take care of the most vulnerable Hoosiers and their communities.

With the directive to advocate for racial equity across all state and federal COVID-19 response and recovery policies, Prosperity Indiana’s members believe these are the most urgent issues for Indiana’s state and federal policymakers to address to adequately respond to the COVID-19 economic crisis:

Urgent Policy Priorities

    • Provide adequate housing stability resources so that no Hoosier is evicted, foreclosed upon, or made homeless due to the pandemic.
    • Increase Hoosiers’ consumer protections, guarding against predatory lending and increasing financial assets and opportunities at a time of great economic upheaval.
    • Protect resources for community economic development organizations in budget decisions to ensure vital services for the organizations on the front lines of the pandemic.

In addition to these urgent COVID-19 responses, Prosperity Indiana’s policy priorities seek to advance affordable housing, community development resources, and consumer protections at the federal, state, and administrative levels. Taken together, these policies will serve as a blueprint for equitable response, recovery, and rebuilding plan for Indiana in 2021.

View the PDF version of the 2021 Policy Agenda here.

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