Anchor Institution Initiatives

Making homes more affordable

IUPUI’s anchor housing program offered down payment and home repair loan assistance to full-time employees interested in buying a home within portions of the Near West/River West, Riverside, and Ransom neighborhoods.

Eligible employees were able to get a five-year forgivable loan, and for each year they live in the home, 20 percent of the loan balance will be eliminated and the entire loan will be forgiven after five years.

Learn more about the anchor housing program

Purchasing from the community

IUPUI’s Office of Procurement is eager to build relationships with Indianapolis-area suppliers and to do business with them when the opportunity presents itself.

To help make it easier for small businesses and other vendors to connect with the university, the office takes part in events like the Black Business Summit and in a new Indy Chamber initiative that encourages business owners to partner with IUPUI.

Learn how to become an IUPUI vendor

In 2014, IUPUI spent almost $115 million in Marion County, which was 45 percent of the university’s total purchases that year.

Hiring our neighbors

IUPUI employs thousands of people—with dozens of new jobs opening every week. There are opportunities for students, alumni, and, of course, area residents.

We are committed to adding more of our neighbors to our ranks—so if you live in Marion County, we encourage you to apply.

Explore job opportunities

Join us in our efforts

Partner with us