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Indianapolis receives $7 million in federal funds to address homelessness

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Posted at 7:31 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 20:33:40-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The city of Indianapolis has been awarded $7 million from the federal government to renew support to local homeless assistance programs.

The Continuum of Care grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide support to 19 local programs serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

"This funding will allow service providers across Indianapolis to extend critical services as part of broader efforts to alleviate homelessness and assist our most vulnerable residents," Mayor Joe Hogsett said. "Indianapolis and our local partners are grateful that HUD is continuing to fund all renewal projects. We are committed to long-term solutions that address systemic homelessness while increasing access to wraparound services that help our neighbors succeed."

According to the city, the funding announced Thursday renews grants for existing programs. The process was streamlined because of the demands of the COVID-19 response.

"HUD's renewal of Indianapolis' CoC projects is essential in supporting our community's steadfast commitment to permanent housing solutions for households experiencing homelessness," Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, executive director of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, said. "We are eager to continue a coordinated and collective approach to supporting people in housing and elevating our impact."

HUD's Continuum of Care grant funding supports a number of programs meant to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs or at imminent risk of experiencing homelessness.

The programs that received funding are:

  • Adult and Child - Permanent Housing — $273,884
  • Adult and Child - Shelter + Care — $84,843
  • Homeless Management Information System — $195,425
  • Partners in Housing Threshold — $1,293,755
  • Midtown Community Health Adult — $494,430
  • Aspire Indiana Health — $149,952
  • Julian Center Permanent Housing — $215,498
  • Englewood Community Development Corporation — $103,296
  • Midtown Consolidated — $457,082
  • Damien Center — $449,676
  • Coburn Place - Rapid Rehousing — $438,310
  • Homeless Initiative Program - Rapid Rehousing — $880,158
  • CHIP - Coordinated Entry — $136,878
  • Midtown Wellness Project — $316,843
  • Adult and Child New Beginnings - Rapid Rehousing — $188,859
  • Julian Center Transitioning - Rapid Rehousing — $171,900
  • Homeless Initiative Program - Rapid Rehousing — $432,040
  • Coburn Place - Rapid Rehousing Domestic Violence Bonus — $750,173
  • CoC Planning Grant — $229,884