Democratic incumbent Joe Hogsett and Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt participated in a discussion about homelessness at the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention annual fundraiser and awards presentation on Wednesday evening and were asked about what they would each do to improve the homelessness situation in Indianapolis.
At least 70 people died in Indianapolis last year who previously experienced homelessness, the highest number ever recorded by the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention.
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.
Proponents say the plan would curb panhandling, but critics say it would unfairly target the city’s homeless population.
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.
A historic downtown building half a block from the Central Library will undergo an $8.7 million face-lift&mdash.
A federal agency says Indiana had an estimated 360 fewer homeless people during this year's annual count of the nation's people without a place to live.
HUD says more than 5,100 of the homeless population was located in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs and nearly 700 were living on the streets.
Programs across Indianapolis that provide housing and support to the homeless are bemoaning a $687,540 decrease in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding this year.
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.
Community leaders pushing to open a domestic violence shelter in Hamilton County are regrouping after a key partner opted to step back into a supporting role.
Community leaders are working to open a domestic-violence shelter in fast-growing Hamilton County—a multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort to serve residents in need of emergency housing.
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.
Two proposals to add much-needed downtown housing for the homeless have the support of city officials, but one of the projects is drawing stiff resistance from neighbors concerned that it will create a host of safety issues.
Indianapolis last year sold 154 properties from its land bank for $1,000 each to a novice not-for-profit, which immediately flipped them for a total $500,000 profit. More than a dozen have changed hands multiple times since then, making investors more than $1 million. (with interactive map)
“Blueprint 2” calls on well-meaning church and charity groups to stop delivering food directly to homeless camps. Professional outreach teams report that this enables people who may have addictions or mental health problems to continue living outside.