A nonprofit that supports the homeless population in Lafayette has received a nearly $100,000 grant. The money from the Lafayette Housing Consortium will help the Lafayette Transitional Housing Center Inc. add two dozen permanent housing units. February 12, 2015
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Lafayette Transitional Housing Center, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Lafayette Housing Consortium has awarded $95,000 to Lafayette Transitional Housing to make improvements to its facility in downtown Lafayette.
Lafayette Transitional Housing Center will upgrade the building located at the corner of 8th and Ferry in downtown Lafayette to allow for 24 permanent housing units for single men and women. This facility has been providing temporary housing for homeless individuals, but will be converting to permanent supportive housing which allows the homeless to live there indefinitely.
“Our goal is to provide those who are homeless with a permanent housing solution,” said Jennifer Layton, Executive Director. “Once people have housing, we can provide the support necessary for them to achieve their goals.”
Lafayette Transitional Housing, Inc has a partnership with the Lafayette Housing Authority in which they provide rental assistance. Permanent supportive housing provides a long term housing solution for those who have substantial barriers to their housing success. The Case Manager at LTHC will work with each tenant on remaining housed, increasing income, and connecting with other needed resources to ensure the tenants do not re-enter the homeless system.
Source: Lafayette Transitional Housing Center Inc.