The City-County Council on Monday evening approved rezoning for a mixed-use, affordable housing project set for Fall Creek Place, overturning a Metropolitan Development Commission denial and ending months of pushback from some residents.
Housing advocates, including pro bono attorneys and law students, will provide legal advice and mediation and negotiation services during an expected surge in evictions.
Lutheran Child and Family Services spearheaded the project, which is part of a “housing first” approach that prioritizes a place to live as the first step to stability.
An almost 30-page policy agenda and a nearly 20-page action plan tackles the city’s diminishing stock of quality affordable rental housing.
The local community development not-for-profit also plans to tap into the national group’s technical and training resources.
Indiana is using $15 million in Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to offer up to six months of rent to Hoosiers who are at high risk of facing homelessness.
Indiana received more than $30 million in the latest round of federal funding, on top of $23.8 million it was allocated in January.
New Indianapolis Housing Agency Executive Director John Hall is charged with sorting out the agency’s finances and improving the city’s federally funded voucher program.