FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — River’s Edge, a service-enriched, Permanent Supportive Housing complex is set to welcome residents this month.
“A city our size certainly has a significant amount of individuals, for one reason or another, who are put in a homeless situation,” said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “We have a responsibility to make sure we provide some type of housing option for them.”
However, FWHA Executive Director and CEO George Guy said he expects to be able to welcome residents by July 15.
“We are going to have 56 units here, and obviously there may be more people there but we are looking at 44 one-bedroom units and 12 two-bedroom units,” Guy said. “It’s based on the need, chronically homeless, and folks with a disability will have first priority.”
River’s Edge residents will benefit from project-based voucher rental assistance provided by FWHA and on-site supportive services offered through a partnership with the behavioral health care provider, Park Center.
“The goal is that they will be able to live comfortably and be able to accomplish some of their personal goals,” Guy said. “And at the same time address some of the challenges that may prevent them from being self-sufficient.”
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