Penn Place Permanent Supportive Housing Community

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Community leaders out to help the area's homeless are pleased after seeing results of a year-long study of recently housed people in a new housing project.

Penn Place Permanent Supportive Housing Community (Indianapolis)Penn Place opened at the start of 2016, with 41 people placed in 38 apartment units. The complex was the first of its kind in the city, called a "housing first" approach.“To take someone from the streets, literally, overnight put them in a home, and then wrap the services around them is so critical," Teresa Wessel, the executive director of Horizon House, said. Wessel's organization was responsible for finding tenants for the new housing model. "Once you solve that housing crisis now they can start focusing on other barriers they have, mental health or addiction issues.”

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