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Mayoral candidates have live discussion about homelessness in Indianapolis

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Posted at 11:05 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 23:05:42-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Both candidates for mayor of Indianapolis pitched their best ideas to end homelessness in the city as they participated in a moderated discussion about the issue on Wednesday.

The discussion was part of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP). CHIP is a local organization designed to end homelessness in Indianapolis.

Democratic Mayor Joe Hogsett and Republican Sen. Jim Merritt took five questions each on the issue.

"No one should live in a cardboard box. Especially a veteran," Senator Merritt said.

"The truth is, 78 cities and three states have effectively ended veteran homelessness. So, point one — it can be done," Mayor Hogsett said.

You can watch the full discussion below:

Election day is November 5.