Some local business owners are pleased with the increased police presence, but critics say it fails to address real issues facing the homeless population.
The City of Bloomington announced a similar initiative last month as well.
The Crawford II apartments will house up to 43 people who have been homeless for an extended period of time.
The IU Student Association President Sara Zaheer vetoed a resolution passed on Tuesday concerning aggressive panhandling in Bloomington.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says, [W]e are embarked on the construction of a new model for the relationship between social services and criminal justice.
Bloomington installed the signs last week and since then 24 of the 28 have been stolen.
This week on Noon Edition we spoke to local experts about homelessness and panhandling in Bloomington.
The city’s approach seeks to not only decrease crime, but look deeper into the issues of poverty and homelessness.
Terre Haute city leaders found a way to reduce crime in one of the city’s central parks by more than 80 percent.
The cuts will leave many Indiana residents without the valuable services transitional housing provides.