Welfare and Homelessness in Indianapolis: Populations at Risk and Barriers to Self-Sufficiency, Indianapolis
Report published by the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, August, 2001. Redistributed with permission from the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Report also available at: https://archives.iupui.edu/handle/2450/551
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.