poverty http://wboi.org en Number of Hoosier Homeless Continues to Fall http://wboi.org/post/number-hoosier-homeless-continues-fall <p>Fewer than than 6,000 Hoosiers were recorded as homeless this year, a two percent decrease from 2013. The state’s homeless population has seen a steady decline over the last four years.</p><p>The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority conducts what’s called a “point-in-time” count each January.&nbsp; Coordinating with homeless shelters and outreach groups around the state, the IHCDA determines the number of homeless people on a single night.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:56:38 +0000 Brandon Smith 32430 at http://wboi.org Number of Hoosier Homeless Continues to Fall Study: One in Six Hoosiers are Food Insecure http://wboi.org/post/study-one-six-hoosiers-are-food-insecure <p>More than a million Hoosiers don’t know where their next meal will come from or when it will come, according to a report from Feeding America.</p><p>Nearly 16 percent of Indiana residents are food insecure – that includes nearly 346,000 children.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>More than half likely qualify for federal assistance, such as food stamps.&nbsp; But 31 percent of those considered food insecure earn income above federal assistance eligibility levels – meaning their only access to help comes from charitable organizations.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:17:25 +0000 Brandon Smith 29718 at http://wboi.org City Council Hears New Anti-Violence Plan http://wboi.org/post/city-council-hears-new-anti-violence-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fort Wayne City Council members dedicated their entire session Tuesday to discussing a new anti-violence plan called "Bridges to a Better Community." &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the Fort Wayne Urban League created it in response to the near record number of killings in the city this year.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:14:38 +0000 Virginia Alvino 22311 at http://wboi.org City Council Hears New Anti-Violence Plan IYI: Impoverished students need breakfast, too http://wboi.org/post/iyi-impoverished-students-need-breakfast-too <p>As child poverty in Indiana continues to increase, the Indiana Youth Institute is stressing the need for schools to offer breakfast programs.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:25:54 +0000 Brandon Smith, Indiana Public Broadcasting 2060 at http://wboi.org IYI: Impoverished students need breakfast, too