“A homeless shelter would just be another thing to babysit in our neighborhood. We already have to deal with guns shooting in the alley, the public library, sex offenders living down the street…and now homeless children?”
That is what an Irvington neighbor proclaimed at a community event last week!
“Before you make a decision about this new homeless shelter, go look at the shelter and programs that the organization already runs. Then decide what you think!”
That is what another Irvington neighbor declared at that same community event.
Want to find out what else is going on in the neighborhood in response to the idea of a new homeless shelter? Be sure to attend the next meeting: November 9th at 7 p.m. at the Irvington Community School (6705 Julian Avenue, Indianapolis). You do not have to be a resident of the Irvington neighborhood to attend this meeting.
Do you want to learn more about the impact of nonprofit organizations on the neighborhoods in which they exist? Read these research findings from the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.
- Nonprofits in the Neighborhood: Are Housing Prices Affected?
- The Location of Nonprofit Organizations Influences Residential Housing Prices
Do you have a question or comment to share with the nonprofit organization proposing the idea of a new shelter? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you believe there should be a new homeless shelter? Sign the petition.