(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A state grant will help provide housing for the homeless in Dearborn County.
Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman announced Wednesday that the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has just received $5.6 million dollars for permanent supportive housing projects.
The IHCDA will use $1.06 million for a Shelter Plus Care facility in Lawrenceburg.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Shelter Plus Care is a program designed to provide housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless persons with disabilities, (primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases) and their families who are living in places not intended for human habitation (e.g., streets) or in emergency shelters.
Community Mental Health Center, Inc. will receive $370,000 to acquire property for supportive housing in Lawrenceburg.
"With the highly competitive nature of the application, it is a testament to the quality of our programs to see Indiana was one of the largest award recipients in the Midwest," said Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, who chairs the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. "Indiana has been nationally recognized for looking beyond managing homelessness and instead seeking to end it."