Renewed funding is part of $7 million awarded to Indianapolis

Feb. 9, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – Coburn Place received $1,188,483 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of a $7 million renewal of funding awarded to 19 Indianapolis programs across nine organizations. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Coburn Place will use the funds to house an additional 42 individuals and families in a 12-month period.

“We’re grateful to have these funds to specifically provide rapid rehousing and supportive housing services,” says Coburn Place CEO Julia Kathary. “They complement other funding and donations and allow Coburn Place to build a comprehensive toolbox of housing approaches for each survivor’s set of circumstances. These funds are vital to our robust model which recognizes that ‘one size”’ most certainly does not fit all.”

Approximately $750,000 of the award are DV Bonus funds. Last year was the first year Indianapolis received these funds through its HUD CoC collaborative grant application and just the second year in which the funds were included within this federal funding stream. DV Bonus funds are specifically earmarked for people fleeing domestic violence.

This round of HUD CoC funding is an increase of about $200,000 from last year and is the largest CoC award Indianapolis has received to date.

On the last three annual Point-in-Time Count reports, which tracks the Indianapolis homelessness population, an average of 1,612 individuals and families are experiencing homelessness on any given day in Indianapolis. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, between 22 and 57 percent of women and children are homeless due to domestic violence, with 38 percent of all victims experiencing homeless at some point in their lives due to domestic violence. Coburn Place is committed to long-term solutions that address systemic homelessness and increase access to wraparound services that help our neighbors succeed and stay housed.

About Coburn Place
Coburn Place empowers survivors of interpersonal abuse and envisions a world where everyone may live free from interpersonal abuse. It is Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive provider of longer-term housing options for survivors. Coburn Place uniquely offers on-site transitional housing and community-based housing in a Domestic Violence Housing First approach targeted at identifying and eliminating housing barriers and improving survivors’ overall housing stability and well-being. It is a nationally recognized model program and has provided life-changing support to more than 4,000 adults and children since 1996. For more information, visit

About HUD’s Continuum of Care
HUD’s Continuum of Care grant funding supports a broad array of interventions designed to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs, or at imminent risk of experiencing homeless. Each year, HUD serves more than a million people through emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing programs.

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