Vincent Village hosted an open house today at a new home built with funding from the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services.
The new home, located in the 2700 block of Lillie Street, is on the Vincent Village campus in the Oxford Neighborhood. A family currently living in one room at Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network will soon move in, making space for another family at the local homeless shelter.
The City’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services invested approximately $400,000 of Federal HUD funds in the new home on Lillie Street and five other homes that have been rehabilitated on the Vincent Village campus. The Office works to address homelessness and create opportunities for safe and affordable housing for local residents.
Vincent Village is a local non-profit that works to alleviate homelessness by providing shelter, care, advocacy, affordable housing and supportive services for homeless families. The agency owns 35 single family homes as well as 10 units in Vincent House that are open to homeless families from local emergency shelters and partnering organizations. These two transitional housing programs ensure not only stable housing but also wrap-around supportive services needed to end generational homelessness one family at a time.