The city of Elkhart is using federal funding to turn a vacant apartment building into housing for local homeless residents.
Bloomington installed the signs last week and since then 24 of the 28 have been stolen.
A rally was held Wednesday in response to a petition at Indiana University aimed at blocking the homeless from People’s Park.
According to a recent count, there are approximately 340 homeless individuals in Bloomington right now.
The Bloomington Police Department says it's seeing an increase in reports of panhandling and violence downtown.
The count was taken on Jan. 27 as required by the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development.
Commenters suggested creating a year-round homeless shelter, more police downtown and getting more money to existing programs that deal with homeless people.
A recent survey shows Indiana’s homeless population has dropped 2 percent since last year.
The Shalom Center is working with 25 residents at the Crawford Apartments through a permanent supportive housing model.
The count shows there are more than 6,000 homeless people in Indiana – veterans make up 12 percent of that total.