$3M grants to combat rural homelessness
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) has awarded more than $3 million in grants to combat rural homelessness. The funding, which comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support three projects in nine Hoosier counties over the next three years.
IHCDA says each of the projects leveraged housing resources through a collaborative application for Housing Stability Vouchers to HUD in partnership with IHCDA.
IHCDA Executive Director Jacob Sipe says the grants and vouchers combine to create an innovative package of resources to help communities provide housing and supportive services to people in need.
“Our community partners will be able to utilize these funds as they provide localized assistance for our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Sipe. “This funding helps fill the gaps to improve outcomes for people facing housing instability.”
The following projects were awarded funding:
- Jackson County Unsheltered Housing ($918,000): The housing project in Jackson County will serve up to 15 one, two and three bedroom households. In addition to housing, a partnership between Housing Services Inc., Anchor House, and Schneck Medical Center will offer medical, psychiatric, and recovery services to those in the program.
- Lafayette Transitional Housing Rapid Rehousing ($1.2 million): This new rapid rehousing project will serve up to 40 one-, two- and three-bedroom households. The project will serve seven counties in central/western Indiana and will utilize a partnership with InWell and Phoenix Paramedics to expand healthcare resources available to clients in the program.
- Porter Starke Services Permanent Supportive Housing ($925,000) This new supportive housing project will serve up to 10 one-bedroom households. The project will focus on providing housing to disabled individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and will be the first supportive housing project located in Starke County.