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Vincent Village dedicates new home funded in part with City HUD dollars

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today helped dedicate a new home on the Vincent Village campus. The home, 2719 Bowser Avenue, was built in part with funding that the City of Fort Wayne receives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A local family that struggled with homelessness is now living in the home and paying rent based on their income.

"Thanks to a great partnership between the City and Vincent Village, another family has a place to call home," said Mayor Henry. "By working together, we are providing opportunities for some of our most vulnerable residents and addressing homelessness one family at a time."

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Mayor Henry and community partners announce winter emergency shelter plan

Mayor Tom Henry and social service partners today signed a memorandum of understanding for a winter weather emergency shelter plan in the City of Fort Wayne.

Today's announcement is a continuation of the community's commitment to helping those in need.

The City of Fort Wayne, Salvation Army, Rescue Mission, United Way of Allen County, Park Center, and Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network will work collaboratively to provide the response and resources to individuals needing shelter from health-threatening conditions due to weather conditions.

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Free Party on the River!

Riverfront Fort Wayne presents "Food Trucks and Music on the Wells" on the Historic Wells Street Bridge this Friday, June 26, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited and there is no charge for the music. RSVPs are not necessary.

Music will be provided by a jazz combo made up of musicians from Northside High School. Cochonnet Cart (Affine) and Whip n' Chill will also be on hand to sell food and treats.

As part of efforts to introduce more residents to the downtown riverfront, Riverfront Fort Wayne will host events and activities throughout the summer. For a complete listing of events, visit www.RiverfrontFW.org.

"Tearing Down Walls and Building Bridges” block party set for June 27

The Abundant Life Church and the City of Fort Wayne's Cities United Initiative are inviting residents to a block party on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Avenue.

The event is entitled "Tearing Down Walls and Building Bridges," and organizers expect approximately 1,000 people to attend. The event will feature free food, music, games for kids and information about employment opportunities and healthy living.

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Work to Start on West Jefferson Gateway Enhancements

Improvements to the West Jefferson Boulevard gateway from the west will get underway tomorrow and continue through mid to late September. Lindenwood Avenue just north of West Jefferson Boulevard is currently closed to traffic and will remain closed for approximately three weeks. West Jefferson Boulevard at Catalpa Street near Rockhill Park will be restricted to one lane both directions as soon as the work on Lindenwood is complete. On West Jefferson, crews will not work during rush hours, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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