Homelessness

Courtesy of Prosperity Indiana

Indiana housing advocates say the new federal eviction moratorium is an opportunity for the state to address the larger housing instability crisis.

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Mediation help is now available to Hoosier landlords and their tenants at risk of eviction, free of charge from the Indiana government.

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Housing advocates are bracing for a “tsunami” of evictions after Indiana lifted its moratorium a little more than a week ago.

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Grace Beyond Borders is a non-profit organization located in East Chicago that provides resources and services to the homeless and those impacted by drug addiction. They were recently awarded a grant of $4,000, courtesy of the Legacy Foundation and Foundations of East Chicago to be used to fund a meal bag program for the homeless and food insecure. “Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte recently spoke with Marcus Martin the founder of the organization about the mission of the organization and the work it is doing to help end homelessness in northwest Indiana.

Grace Beyond Borders

Grace Beyond Borders NWI is an organization with a mission to offer hope, love and care to the invisible homeless population in Northwest Indiana. On Saturday, August 3rd they will host their 2nd Annual Face of Grace Walk-a-thon to raise funds to continue the work of impacting the lives of those struggling with homelessness, hopelessness and drug addiction. Lakeshore Public Radio’s Dee Dotson recently spoke with Marcus Martin, founder of the organization.     

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Today:   Jordan Stanfill, the CEO of Valparaiso-based Housing Opportunities, talks about the agency's work in helping residents stay in their homes and avoid homelessness, as well as what the agency's outreach worker is doing to find homeless living in cars or in woods and direct them into warm places to stay.  Housing Opportunities also offers a homeless shelter and transitional housing, among other services.   Later on, Lisa Daughterty of Lake Area United Way tells us about a new partnership with the town of Griffith to provide assistance to residents who need it, by calling 211.

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Today:  The issue of homelessness in northwest Indiana is far from going away, so we bring back our conversation with Marcus Martin, an East Chicago resident with "Grace Beyond Borders Northwest Indiana,"  a non-profit organization with a mission of combating homelessness in the region.  Northwest Indiana financial advisor Greg Hammer helps us get ready for all of the changes that we'll face in preparing our income tax returns this year. 

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Today:   We have a conversation with Marcus Martin of East Chicago-based "Grace Beyond Borders Northwest Indiana," a non-charitable public organization with a mission to combat homelessness in the Region.  They have a 30-day campaign underway called "A Night Without A Home," where Marcus sleeps with the homeless each night to raise awareness about homelessness and to solicit support for an emergency shelter.

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Today:  Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloud with the Urban League of Northwest Indiana joins us to talk about this Friday's Diversity and Inclusion Symposium, to be held on the Valparaiso University campus.  The theme of this year's event is Courageous Conversation "Creating a Safe Space" and keynote speaker is State Senator Eddie Melton. 

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Today:   On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we talk with Kelley Smith with the LaPorte "Herald Argus" and Michigan City "News-Dispatch" about her stories posted online and in the print editions of the newspapers.  They include her story of former FBI director James Comey's remarks as the first speaker of the 2018 Sinai Forum speakers' series at Purdue University Northwest.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson has a report on an anti-bullying campaign.  And we also have Gerry Dick of "INside Indiana Business" with his guests with a discussion of Hoosier business news topics.

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Today:   we look at last week's Regional Transportation Summit, sponsored by the Gary Public Transportation Corp. and held at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.  The Summit brought together a number of public officials as well as planners, administrators and advocacy groups to explore the future of public transportation in northwest Indiana.

What Is The State Doing For Homeless Students?

Mar 20, 2018
Education professionals from across the state gathered in Indianapolis this week to learn more about homeless children and youth. (Jeanie Lindsay/IPB News)
Jeanie Lindsay

Indiana education officials want to shine a spotlight on the issues homeless Hoosiers face, and the state has made moves to improve information and advance the conversation for how best to serve homeless students in schools.