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ItemEviction trends in Marion County (2010-2016)(Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy at IU, 2019-05) Merritt, Breanca; Stringham-Marquis, Kelsie; Camacho-Reyes, Karla; Gibson, KrystalIndianapolis ranks 14th in eviction rates among large U.S. cities for which data is available. An eviction is when a tenant is removed from a landlord’s property, either through the court system (formal) or outside of the court system (informal). Evictions and forced relocation can lead to housing instability and homelessness for families and individuals, as well as a loss of community resources, such as neighborhood connections and transportation. Indiana has several state laws and local ordinances governing evictions and landlord-tenant relationships. However, Indiana remains one of eight states that does not protect tenants against landlord retaliation. Indiana evictions occur at the township level, adding another layer of jurisdiction for this process. Given the complexity and implications of the eviction process, this report uses research conducted in partnership with the Coalition for Homelessness and Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) to examine what eviction-related trends exist in Marion County. ItemFuture 2Gen programming in Indiana: policies to advance 2Gen programming(2021-04) Lawrence, Roxy; Purcell, Jacob; Peña, Rachell; Camacho-Reyes, KarlaEfforts to promote two-generational (2Gen) programming in Indiana rely heavily on collaboration, coordination across agencies and sectors, sharing data, and leveraging existing resources to help families achieve self-sufficiency and economic stability. Across Indiana, 2Gen programming exists in nonprofits and state agencies. However, these services are often siloed, resulting in few opportunities to collaboratively develop solutions and implement policies that address barriers to financial success. To maximize existing resources and efforts, it is important to create and implement policy solutions that more effectively elevate 2Gen services and achieve greater communication and coordination across entities. This brief highlights principles, policies, and practices for successfully promoting 2Gen programming within the state of Indiana. ItemFuture 2Gen programming in Indianapolis: identifying opportunities for additional services & financial stability(Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy, 2021-03) Lawrence, Roxy; Camacho-Reyes, Karla; Byrd, Kourtney; Purcell, Jacob; Peña, RachellThe United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) Great Families 2020 (GF2020) initiative began in 2016 and sought to provide financial stability to families in Indianapolis. The GF2020 service delivery model used a two-generational (2Gen) approach that simultaneously addressed the needs of parents/caregivers and their children (ages 0–6). The program used case management to direct families to evidence-based interventions and wraparound services. GF2020 was implemented across eight subgrantees and their partners located within five neighborhoods in Indianapolis. This brief highlights the need for future 2Gen services that could help families meet their basic needs—specifically, assistance with transportation, rent, and utilities. Further, we discuss the need to broaden future 2Gen services in Indianapolis. ItemGreat Families 2020 and the future of the two-generational approach in Indianapolis(Center for Research on Inclusion & Social Policy, 2021-03) Lawrence, Roxy; Camacho-Reyes, Karla; Purcell, Jacob; Byrd, KourtneyIn 2016, the United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) was awarded a Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant to develop and implement the Great Families 2020 (GF2020) service delivery model in Indianapolis. GF2020’s goal was to improve financial stability among families in Indianapolis by using a two-generational (2Gen) approach. The model was implemented across eight subgrantees and their partners located within five geographic areas of Indianapolis. This brief examines how participating subgrantees and partner organizations have benefited from their collaboration in GF2020, with particular emphasis on leveraging and sustaining collaborative efforts for 2Gen programming. ItemHomelessness in Indianapolis: 2022 Marion County Point-in-Time Count(Center for Research on Inclusion & Social Policy, 2022-07-21) Bow, Brendan; Beebe, Gwen; Arun, Nidhi; Cope, Jacquelynn; Lawrence, Roxy; Camacho-Reyes, Karla; Gibson, Amy; Eckert, MarissaFor more than a decade, the IU Public Policy Institute (PPI) and the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) have collaborated with local organizations to conduct Marion County’s annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. As mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the PIT Count reports the number of people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. This report highlights key findings and takeaways from the PIT Count to inform policy decisions and service provision. ItemHomeownership & home values among Black neighborhoods in Marion County (2018)(2020-02) Merritt, Breanca; Peña, Rachell; Bow, Brendan; Purcell, Jacob; Camacho-Reyes, Karla; Yang, ElleA 2018 report from the Brookings Institute found that homes in majority-black neighborhoods in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson metro area were valued at $18,000 less than those in similar—yet not predominately black—neighborhoods. This follows a national trend in which homes in black neighborhoods were undervalued by $48,000 on average. In fact, in 117 of the 119 metro areas included in the Brookings report, a home in a majority-black neighborhood was valued less than those in other neighborhoods. These areas also are more likely to be more segregated and provide fewer upward mobility opportunities for black residents. This brief examines trends in black homeownership specifically for Marion County. ItemHousing instability in Marion County: evictions before & during COVID-19(Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy, 2021-02) Martyn, Kevin; Camacho-Reyes, Karla; Merritt, Breanca; Stringham-Marquis, KelsieThe COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted housing instability as a major public health issue. Some of the primary measures used to curb the spread of COVID-19, such as shelter-in-place orders and physical distancing requirements, depend upon having access to private spaces and—in particular—safe and stable housing. Meanwhile, a recent estimate from New America found that more than 5 million people in the United States experience eviction or foreclosure each year. While federal and state measures have offered some relief to residents, there is still a predicted wave of evictions on the horizon, especially for those not living in federally funded housing. With an eye to the predicted wave of evictions, this brief examines the recent history of evictions in Marion County, Indiana. We provide a baseline assessment of the pre-pandemic status quo of evictions, as well as an assessment of the gaps in data and their implications for how trends in evictions are interpreted locally. ItemRental trends in Marion County (2012–2017)(Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy at IU, 2019-10) Merritt, Breanca; Camacho-Reyes, Karla; Yang, Elle; Stringham-Marquis, KelsieThe availability of affordable housing is a predictor of homelessness, especially among renters. Increasing the availability and quality of affordable housing—particularly rentals—is a common strategy to prevent housing instability and eviction. In Marion County, 46 percent of households are renter-occupied—higher than both the state (31 percent) and national rates (36 percent). Given the relatively large renter population in Marion County, this brief examines two trends related to housing instability among renters—rent burden and stagnant income—and how those trends may be informed by other issues. ItemTownship Assistance in Marion County: An analysis of assistance distribution(Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy at IU, 2021-05) Stringham-Marquis, Kelsie; Camacho-Reyes, Karla; Holcomb, Chris; McMurray, Khrisma; Peña, Rachell; Coffing, Bryant; Purcell, Jacob; Euceda, Jocelyn; Bow, BrendanTownship government is one of the oldest forms of local government in Indiana and dates back to the 1800s. Township trustee offices in Indiana provide emergency assistance to residents who experience unexpected challenges. The services—formerly known as “poor relief”—are designed to be a last resort to receive help compared to sustaining assistance that other government programs may provide. Each Indiana township follows general guidelines dictated by the state and can tailor these guidelines to fit their specific residents and circumstances. Although there are some variations in the types of assistance each Marion County township provides, they all must report the distribution of funds. The report will include an analysis of trends in Marion County, including the scope of township assistance, its utilization, and potential disparities. ItemU.S. & Indiana County Jail Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic(Center for Health and Justice Research (CHJR), IU Public Policy Institute, 2020-06) Martyn, Kevin; Rising, Staci; Hampo, Mary; Stockman, Beca; Lucas, Bailee; Grommon, Eric; Camacho-Reyes, Karla; School of Public and Environmental AffairsThe following brief explores whether U.S. county jails have managed to reduce their inmate populations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the magnitude of those reductions. This brief also examines trends in Indiana county jails compared to nationwide trends. We conclude with recommendations for monitoring jail populations in the wake of COVID-19.