Since taking office, Mayor Hogsett has made it a priority of his administration to focus resources on eliminating homelessness in Indianapolis. King Park has been pleased to be part of this initiative, partnering with the City of Indianapolis and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority on the Indianapolis Integrated Supportive Housing Program. Under the program, we have been working with four development teams determined to increase the number of supportive housing units in the city. For our part, King Park will be investing more than $7 million in creative, flexible financing to help close the gap in supportive housing projects.
Mayor Hogsett has also announced the creation of an Indianapolis Supportive Housing Pipeline Workgroup, bringing together people with programmatic expertise and understanding of the resources needed for supportive housing. The Workgroup will help prioritize and coordinate investments in supportive housing and address key operational issues that will make our system for tackling homelessness more effective. King Park is pleased to serve as a member of the Workgroup and we look forward to working with talented people and dedicated organizations all moving toward eliminating homelessness in Indianapolis.
Our partners at the Central Indiana Community Foundation are also serving on the Workgroup and have outlined the true cost – both financial and human – of homelessness. As a city, we will provide support and resources to people experiencing homelessness with dignity and understanding. Together, we are poised to end homelessness in Indianapolis.