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Thursday marked the official beginning of winter, which meant last night was the longest without sunlight for the next year.

WBOI Presents brings you the second half of the Issues and Ales Panel recorded Wednesday, April 26th at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits. WBOI’s Zach Bernard leads a discussion that looks at the issue of homelessness in northeast Indiana.


Rev. Dr. Terry Anderson

Executive Director, Just Neighbors

Sally Becker-Segerson

Founder/President, Street Reach for the Homeless

George Guy

Executive Director, Fort Wayne Housing Authority 

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Over the last month, we’ve examined efforts to combat homelessness in Northeast Indiana, the services that are lacking for women without children or addiction, and how city development affects those who are displaced.

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New housing projects and living spaces downtown are in the works as the City of Fort Wayne develops. Many of these housing developments are geared specifically towards helping people get back on their feet.

In part four of a five-part series on homelessness in Northeast Indiana, WBOI’s Zach Bernard looks into these facilities that are aiming to fight homelessness.

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Downtown Fort Wayne has seen significant development over the last decade, with more businesses and special events filling the downtown area. But when the city approves a new skyscraper or events center, how does that affect people who are living on the streets?