Vincent Village unveils rebuilt home for area homeless family to get fresh start

2719 Lillie Street. WOWO/Heather Starr

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – Today Vincent Village had an open house at a home that was built with the financial help from City Housing and Urban Development funds.

Vincent Villages, Inc. works to address homelessness in the community by giving the homeless options and support to help them get back on their feet.  The transitional housing program provides stable housing and supportive services needed to end homelessness.

The city’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Development Services used federal dollars to restore or rebuild homes on the Vincent Village campus.  They own 35 homes and also ten units in the Vincent House, according to our partners in news at ABC21. Those home are open to homeless families from area shelters and other similar organizations.

The house unveiled today is located on Lillie Street in the Oxford neighborhood.  It has 3 bedrooms, two full baths, 1 half bath and a detached garage.  A homeless couple with two children and one on the way is set to move into the home next week.  After moving in, a case worker with Vincent Village will help them obtain services they may need to maintain their home and help their family such as, child care, tutoring, furniture…etc.

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