Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Sep 8, 2020

Steve Smitherman, president of CareSource Indiana, a nonprofit multi-state managed care system, is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the $5 million investment the organization is making to support projects around Indiana that focus on under-served communities with high rates of poverty. We also have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.
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Today:  We speak with Steve Smitherman, the president of CareSource Indiana based in Indianapolis, which is a nonprofit that focuses mainly on healthcare -- but knows that high-poverty areas are also affected by substandard and unaffordable housing.  CareSource is allocating $5 million as a financial investment the organization is making to Indiana housing projects -- provided that it can find partners in the Hoosier State.  CareSource has for years been helping communities in affordable housing through grants from its Foundation.  We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University.  We bring back our conversation with Purdue economist Larry DeBoer about a project that his research team did with the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute, on local governments' services and revenues used to pay for them.