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.

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