Monday, July 9, 2018

Homelessness meeting to convene businesses and stakeholders

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 1:49 PM

click to enlarge One area near Shooks Run and Fountain Creek that motivated City Council to adopt an ordinance regulating creekside camping. - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • One area near Shooks Run and Fountain Creek that motivated City Council to adopt an ordinance regulating creekside camping.
Many agencies and individuals have poured their hearts and money into the local homeless problem, but sometimes it doesn't seem like any progress is being made.

Now, a local business is trying to create a platform for businesses and individuals to step up to help curtail homelessness.

The 365 Grand Club Properties, which owns many downtown businesses, including the Antlers Hotel, Famous Steak House, Johnny Martin's and others, is hosting a community meeting of stakeholders on Wednesday, July 11, at 2:30 p.m. at The Mining Exchange, another 365 property.

Backers tell the Indy that several City Council members are expected to attend, as well as Mayor John Suthers.

"We're coming together as a team to come up with a way to help with the homeless issue downtown, the homeless issue in the community,"  says Andrew Woehle.

The Indy has written about this issue extensively over the years, most recently to report Council's action to ban creekside camping.

Turn the page to read the full the news release:

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