Indianapolis Community Plan to End Homelessness: 2018-2023


We believe everyone has a right to be housed and connected to care.

The Indianapolis Community Plan to End Homelessness 2018 - 2023 is a five-year plan that includes a set of long-term solutions providing the types of systemic reforms necessary to take a truly collaborative approach to end homelessness in our community and serve as a catalyst to developing real solutions for this urgent need. The goal of the five-year plan is that by 2023, any individual or family in Indianapolis who become homeless will spend no more than 30 days without a permanent, safe, affordable place to live.

The Community Plan was originally released in July 2018, and updated in October 2018 to include a Strategic Priority on addressing racial disparities in homelessness.

The Indianapolis Continuum of Care, CHIP, and community partners work together to develop a comprehensive plan to prevent and end homelessness. In 2010, the Federal government created the first national comprehensive plan to prevent and end homelessness called Opening Doors. In 2018, the Federal government released an updated plan - Home, Together.

Indianapolis’ community plan supports strategies outlined in both Opening Doors and Home, Together and was created by local public agencies, community partners, advocates, and individuals who have experienced homelessness.


Population Strategic Plans

The solutions to homelessness require the examination of the needs of special populations. In alignment with the federal Home, Together plan, Indianapolis identified four key populations that need specific strategies to prevent and end their homelessness:


Ending Family Homelessness

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Ending Youth Homelessness

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Ending Veteran Homelessness

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Ending Chronic Homelessness

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The solutions to homelessness also require an assessment of the disproportionate impact of homelessness on people of color. The CoC Governing Board created a work-group to analyze community-wide data and identify new or revised strategies to create a more equitable system. The assessment can be accessed here: