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30 Laws in 30 Days: Indiana Housing First Program to provide homes for mentally ill, addicted people

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Through salvaged bikes and acoustic guitar, Billy Young is starting to feel like his old self. “That’s who I was before everything happened,” he said. […]

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Pence serves homeless hot meals

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As he served trays filled with hot food and brightly decorated Christmas cookies Wednesday, Gov. Mike Pence chatted with homeless men during lunch at Wheeler Mission. “I see you on TV quite a bit,” a man said as he received his lunch from the vice president-elect. “Sorry about that,” […]

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Veterans bills push for more benefits & services

By Shelby Salazar TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­– A new bill aims to help homeless veterans receive state aid, if they do not qualify for federal benefits. House Bill 1057 focuses on improving the lives of homeless Indiana National Guard veterans who do not current qualify for federal benefits. These veterans were placed on active duty service, […]