State Launches Program To Connect Veterans With Jobs, Housing

Jan 26, 2018

State officials Friday announced a new program that connects veterans with job opportunities and housing. It’s also an effort from the state to fill tens of thousands of unfilled jobs.

The program is called Next Level Veterans – a source for career training and a homebuyer program tailor made for veterans. The state launched a website to act as its hub.

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he wants veterans to consider making Indiana home, as they transition back to civilian life.

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A new housing complex is coming to the southeast side of Fort Wayne.

City of Fort Wayne

Every five years, cities around the country receive funding from the federal government to invest in long-term improvement projects in their neighborhoods. Fort Wayne was one of the cities that received Housing and Urban Development – or, HUD – dollars this year, and plans for the money were recently unveiled.

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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. 

Fort Wayne Rent Too High For Some Households

Jun 18, 2015
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Fort Wayne rent prices are below the national average, according to a recent study from Apartment List, but that doesn’t mean everyone in the city can afford them. For some low-income households, rent prices are still too high.

In Fort Wayne, rent for two-bedroom apartments is actually down three percent from 2013, while the national average jumped three percent in the same period, according to the study.