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Who are the homeless in Indianapolis? How has welfare reform affected Indianapolis families who rely on public support? What barriers are preventing these populations from becoming self-sufficient? Two recent studies help answer these questions for policymakers and service providers. This issue brief summarizes the studies’ demographic findings, and the problems that erect barriers to self-sufficiency among the poor in Indianapolis.
Report published by the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, August, 2001. Redistributed with permission the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Also available: https://archives.iupui.edu/handle/2450/551
Lenkowski, L., Reingold, D.A., et al. 2001. Welfare and homelessness in Indianapolis: populations at risk and barriers to self-sufficiency, Indianapolis retrieved from: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/facsch_papers/408