Back Home Again: The LaPorte, Indiana Plan to End Homelessness

Publication Date: October 2009

Publisher: Social IMPACT Research Group

Author(s): Heartland Alliance Social IMPACT Research Group

Research Area: Social conditions

Keywords: Indiana; Homelessness; Poverty

Type: Report


Homelessness at its essence is not having stable housing. There are many different factors that can lead an individual or family into homelessness, and most of the time these factors are interrelated, such as having a disability and lack of affordable housing in the community. Trends in economic and social vulnerability illustrate how financial and housing stability have eroded in LaPorte County, pushing some into homelessness and putting many at risk.

It is important that communities develop strong systems of response and actively plan to address the needs of those both facing homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless. With the advent of its Plan to End Homelessness, LaPorte County is doing just that ‐ developing solutions and taking the necessary steps to be proactive and make a deep impact on homelessness.