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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Indiana University. Center for Health Policy

Author(s): Eric R. Wright; Laura Littlepage; Kari Jo Christensen

Funder(s): Lilly Endowment

Funder(s): Lilly Endowment

Topic: Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: homeless; children; mental health; housing

Type: Brief

Coverage: Indiana


In January 2007, a team organized by the Indiana University Center for Health Policy (CHP) undertook a citywide count of the homeless in the Indianapolis community. This issue brief discusses the findings and details of that count and thoughts for policymakers who are interested in improving the effectiveness of services for this group.