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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — On Tuesday, the city of Indianapolis will announce how it plans to use federal money to quickly find housing for people who are homeless.
The rapid re-housing programs will use around $7 million of federal funding from the Cares Act, which was introduced to help with pandemic assistance.

Mayor Joe Hogsett will join Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, executive director of CHIP, and Janine Betsey, president and CEO of Merchants Affordable Housing Corp. for the virtual announcement on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. 

The city said the programs hope to find a long-term solution for homelessness and rental assistance that’s been made worse by the COVID-19 crisis. 

Homelessness service providers said they continue to look for creative solutions for this vulnerable population, especially now with the pandemic. And they also hope this rapid re-housing program will serve as a central solution to keep people healthy and safe.