Fort Wayne is one of four Indiana cities chosen to participate in a pilot program to assist homeless people. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has developed the program to reach chronically homeless individuals.
Fort Wayne, along with Lafayette, Bloomington and Evansville, will begin identifying eligible individuals with a focus on those who have disabling conditions such as substance abuse disorders, mental illness or developmental disabilities and have either been continuously homeless for a year or more or have had multiple episodes of homelessness in the past three years.
Through the assessment process, those who do not fit the specific target population will also be identified and directed to other available resources.
“This is a unique opportunity as our entire community continues proactive efforts to assist those in need of help and direction,” said Fort Wayne mayor Tom Henry. “Thank you to our social service agencies that are committed to being part of the solution as we come together to make a meaningful difference.”
Source: Inside Indiana Business