Public Policy Institute
May 19, 2010
The overall homeless population in Indianapolis increased 2% from 2009 to 2010, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (Coalition) said today. HUD requires that every community receiving federal funds for programs to aid the homeless must conduct a count every two years during the last two weeks of January. The Coalition partnered with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute (Institute) to coordinate the count and prepare a report. Since 2007, the Coalition and the Institute have performed the count annually. To read the full report please click here.
The overall homeless population could have been much larger if not for the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). The purpose of the HPRP is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless, many due to the economic crisis, and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are homeless. Since October 1, 2009, the HPRP initiatives have provided prevention and rapid re-housing assistance to 86 families comprised of 143 individuals in Indianapolis.