Homelessness is a reality and with this issue comes many questions. Within Downtown on any given night, up to 125 homeless individuals make the streets their home. A lack of affordable housing coupled with unemployment, physical health problems, mental illness, substance abuse and domestic violence can lead to episodes of homelessness.
Downtown Indy, Inc., in partnership with the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP), works with homeless-serving organizations to move individuals experiencing homelessness into permanent supportive housing and end the cycle of homelessness. The following information can help address some of your concerns and challenges.