Emily Krauser is the Chief Deputy Director of Programs for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), where she oversees two program departments that administer multiple State and Federal Programs totaling well over $100 Million annually. She has a strong relationships with Indiana’s Community Action Agencies, and works with a team of more than 50 to administer the following IHCDA programs:

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • Weatherization
  • Community Service Block Grant (home to Community Action Agencies across the state)
  • Individual Development Accounts
  • Neighborhood Assistance Program
  • Staffing for the Balance of State Continuum of Care (BOS CoC)
  • Homeless Management Information System for the BOS CoC
  • Coordinated Access for the BOS CoC
  • Emergency Solutions Grants
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids
  • Homeless Youth Regional Project (in partnership with the Indiana Department of Education)
  • Homeless Health Infectious Disease Initiative (in partnership with the Indiana Department of Health)

She has extensive experience working towards improving the wellbeing of children and families, serving both in direct service roles as well as in research, evaluation, and program design. She spent 8 years collecting, analyzing and reporting data on Indiana’s Children and Families with the Indiana Youth Institute as part of the national KIDS COUNT® Network, and an additional 4 years conducting research on program effectiveness and the causes and conditions of poverty with consulting firm Thomas P. Miller and Associates. In direct service, Emily has worked in afterschool programs, a crisis shelter, and in mental health services.

As a volunteer, Emily serves on the board of Visually Impaired Preschool Services and Covering Kids and Families. She also founded the Indianapolis Chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Emily holds a BA in Psychology, focused on Industrial and Organizational Psychology, from Ball State University, a Master’s Degree in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP).