Mayor Pete Buttigieg's deputy chief of staff says groups assisting the homeless have found most of the city's panhandlers aren't homeless.
The Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority reports the state had 3,200 homeless people on Jan. 25.
Nearby residents of the new development are still worried about its impact on their neighborhood.
Mayor John Hamilton announced that the city is developing 16 affordable apartments for low income families on the city's south side.
Columbus residents of a neighboring subdivision are concerned the number of houses will lead to an increase of traffic issues on the roads nearby.
Mayor Greg Goodnight says the downtown location gives residents easy access to the bus line, banking and other personal needs.
The redevelopment plan includes a ten year tax abatement for the property in exchange for fifteen bedrooms of workforce housing.
Some say while the announcement is good news, city leaders should remember to support what is already working.
Bloomington mayoral candidate John Hamilton is unveiling a four-part plan for keeping housing affordable in the city.
The apartments are slated to be finished by December 2013 and can accommodate 40 individuals in one bedroom apartments.