Vincent Village Takes Family From Homeless to Renters

Jul 3, 2015

Residents of the newly built home in Vincent Village address the press, along with Mayor Tom Henry, and Vincent Village Executive Director Denise Andorfer.
Credit Virginia Alvino / WBOI News

One previously homeless Fort Wayne family of four is able to call a home their  own. They’re paying an income-based rent on a new house built on the Vincent Village  campus.

The property was officially dedicated Thursday. 

Vincent Village owns and rents 33 properties to provide affordable housing for low  income residents. 

Denise Andorfer, executive director of Vincent Village, says all organizations  providing housing services in Fort Wayne face a great demand.“The shelters are always full," says Andorfer. "All the shelters all have waiting lists, we have a  waiting list now probably of about twenty families.” 

Funding for the newly built home came from federal HUD funds secured by the  City, with additional matching funds from the Indiana Housing Community  Development Association.