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Citizens ICON: Helping Build Better Communities

Citizens Energy Group’s Investment Collaboration On Neighborhoods (ICON) is a non-profit organization created in 1995 to support community redevelopment through public/private partnerships and non-profit loans.

ICON’s redevelopment efforts are in keeping with the mission of Citizens’ mission as a Public Charitable Trust dedicated to enhancing quality of life and economic development in the communities we serve. Joining with other community partners, Citizens provides low-interest loans for neighborhood redevelopment projects, affordable housing initiatives and commercial and retail developments.

Read more: Check out this Charitable Advisors blog post about the ICON loan program.

West Indy DC Before-After-1


Before & After: West Indianapolis Dev. Corp. recently borrowed funds to complete an affordable housing project. ED Lisa Laflin noted that the process was easy, efficient, and faster than federal funding.



Building Neighborhoods

Redevelopment and affordable housing partners Citizens ICON has supported include:

  • Great Places 2020

  • Hawthorne Neighborhood

  • Hearts & Hands of Indiana

  • Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) Indianapolis

  • Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corp.

  • Martindale-Brightwood CDC

  • Near North Development Corp.

  • Riley Area Development Corp.

  • West Indianapolis Development Corp.

  • Westside CDC

  • Fall Creek Place

  • Rivers Edge at Riverside Park


Revitalizing Communities

Recent community redevelopment efforts supported by ICON include:

Indy Fringe Theatre
G.C. Murphy Building in Fountain Square


ICON Application

Funding for Citizens ICON is from the proceeds of previously sold assets. No customer funds are utilized.

To apply:

  1. Click the application button below to download the field-fillable pdf.

  2. On your computer, complete the fields in the pdf.

  3. Save the completed form and email to ICON@citizensenergygroup.com


If you have questions or need help applying for an ICON loan, please send an email to ICON@citizensenergygroup.com