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2008 Homeless Count Shows Need for Programs in Indianapolis

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Publication Date: January 2008

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

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

Funder(s): Lilly Endowment; Indianapolis Foundation

Funder(s): Lilly Endowment; Indianapolis Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: homeless; children; mental health; housing

Type: Brief

Coverage: Indiana


In January 2008, a team coordinated by Indiana University’s Center for Health Policy conducted the annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals throughout Marion County. This issue brief discusses the details and background of the count as
well as findings and thoughts for policymakers concerned with improving services for the Indianapolis community’s homeless population.