Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:
City hosts input sessions for federal housing funding plan
Public to help prioritize money for housing, homelessness, other Community Development projects
The City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services is hosting two public forums this month to help set priorities for federal funding that goes to housing, homelessness, special populations and other Community Development projects.
The input will be used to create the next five-year Housing and Community Development Plan. At the meetings, City staff will also present an overview of accomplishments in the past year.
“One of the themes of my administration has been to engage the community, and these meetings are natural extension of that pledge. Because these programs need to address the needs of our entire community, we need to hear from residents directly about what they believe to be important,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “Our plan can only be as effective as the information we have, therefore public participation is crucial.”
The meetings will be 6 p.m. Wednesday in Wagenhals Hall at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St., and 6 p.m. Oct. 27 in Andorfer Commons’ auditorium at Indiana Tech, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. They are free and open to the public. OHNS staff encourages representatives from non-profit and faith-based organizations serving these populations to attend on behalf of their clients.
An online survey will be also available later this month to gain additional input for the plan.