Indianapolis has a 5-year plan to end homelessness. Here’s what it looks like.

If you’ve spent any time in Downtown Indianapolis, you’ve seen them. The city’s homeless sit — and often sleep — on the sidewalks, under bridges, in alleys. Whether afflicted by mental illness, addiction, poverty or abuse, the people living on the street rely on the kindness of strangers and outreach workers who try …

Check out Treasury’s new tool to explore homelessness programs in your area

Dear Friends, We are excited to share the Data Lab at USAspending.gov– a recently launched website by U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Fiscal Service as part of the government’s congressionally mandated transparency efforts signed into law in May 2014 (DATA Act). The Data Lab features an interactive homelessness analysis that …

Gulf Coast Community Foundation OKs millions for community organizations

One of the area’s most prominent public charities recently ensured the financial future of several community programs. Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s board of directors approved more than $5.8 million in grants and scholarships last week for various local organizations. The funding, which was approved at the final board meeting of …

Budget glitch may strip millions from organizations that serve homeless people

What will Florida do with a $4.1 million grant earmarked for homeless organizations across the state? Nothing, apparently. While the Florida Legislature granted spending authority to the Florida Department of Children and Families for services to homeless people, it did not provide language for the agency to actually use the …