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Fort Wayne, Ind. – The City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services has drafted a plan to use more than $4 million in federal funding to address homelessness with the help of Fort Wayne residents.

Now, residents are invited to share their thoughts on the proposed DRAFT Allocation Plan. Public comment is open to everyone who lives in Fort Wayne and can be submitted here through an online survey. The survey is available through March 3, 2022. The City will hold a virtual public hearing to discuss the plan on Wednesday February 16th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Residents may register for the meeting here.

A paper survey will also be available. Those interested in filling out the paper survey should visit Suite 320 in Citizens Square (200 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne IN 46802). Completed paper surveys can be left at Citizens Square or submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The City, in collaboration with the nationally-recognized consulting firm Homebase, sought public input through an online survey on the best way for the City to spend those dollars. Feedback from residents helps ensure that the City of Fort Wayne is able to target limited resources to where they will have the most impact.

The $4 million dollars in funding was awarded through The HOME Investment Partnerships American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP). You can learn more about the program and this unique opportunity here.