New Housing Programs Combat Homelessness for Veterans and Low-Income Families
CANI aims to stabilize housing and increase chances of future success with two new programs
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) helps homeless individuals and families who are at or below 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI.) Those who qualify can receive assistance with the housing search and placement, security deposits, utility deposits, rental payments, and utility/rental arrears. ESG is a collaboration of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), the City of Fort Wayne, 211, Lutheran Social Services, and CANI.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) will help veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and are at or below 50% AMI. The program will offer rental, utility, and other assistance for veterans in 24 counties in Indiana. Details of the program are still being finalized and more information will be coming soon.
The goal for both these programs is to stabilize housing, then work on other areas to help the whole family succeed. Anyone wishing to apply for either program must call 211 and complete an IHOPE assessment to determine eligibility.