A proposal to ban people from sitting and lying down in the Mile Square failed to gain approval in a City-County Council committee meeting Tuesday. The vote took place on same day the mayor announced a plan to dedicate $500,000 to take on homelessness and downtown safety.
The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention on Thursday unveiled a multi-pronged plan that calls for drastically reducing the length of time anyone in Indianapolis spends without a safe place to live by increasing affordable housing and supportive services.
Wheeler will take over the operations of Backstreet Missions Inc., which was founded in 1995. In recent years, Backstreet has provided tens of thousands of meals for clients and thousands of nights of shelter.
Wheeler Mission Ministries Inc. said Wednesday that it has received a donation from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust that will allow it to start construction on a new facility next to its shelter at 520 E. Market St. in downtown Indianapolis.