Now there are fewer beds for them in transitional housing. Organizations like the Hoosier veterans assistance foundation are seeing the effects of cuts to federal grant money.
While volunteers say there’s some relief on the way from the state their current reality means a stricter limit on how many people they can each night.
“Our wait list has gotten bigger as our availability of beds has gotten lower. It is going to take some time for the resources to catch up with the requirement, the pent-up demand that`s out there,” says Brian Copes.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said creating permanent supportive housing for 400 homeless residents is a priority this year.