City of Fort Wayne unveils plan to address homelessness
Feb 24, 2023
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — City leaders are trying to fight homelessness in Fort Wayne.
“Everyone Home: Fort Wayne’s Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness” was announced Thursday morning at a news conference.
Mayor Tom Henry said this plan will greatly benefit the city.
“Our time has come now to move forward in a meaningful mission designed to last a lifetime and to make a lasting difference,” he said.
The plan will address four strategic goals:
- Increase Safe & Affordable Housing for Fort Wayne Residents
- Expand Access to Homeless Emergency Response Services
- Partner Across Fort Wayne to Build Collective Solutions
- Prevent Homelessness Before It Begins
The strategic plan was created in partnership between the City of Fort Wayne, United Way of Allen County, the Fort Wayne Area Planning Council on Homelessness, and Homebase, a nationally-recognized consulting firm, to evaluate the state of homelessness in Fort Wayne.
“Homelessness is a complex issue. It will require a community-wide effort to prevent and end homelessness in Fort Wayne,” said Kelly Lundberg, Director of the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services.
A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8at the Allen County Public Library Theater, 900 Library Plaza, to create awareness and begin implementing the plan.
You can find more on the plan by visiting Everyone Home’s website.