JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A redevelopment commission for a southern Indiana city criticized in the past for its sweeps of homeless camps has approved spending $15,000 to hire a consultant to help develop a 10-year plan to address homelessness.
Mayor Mike Moore told The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., (http://cjky.it/13wbePS ) that the money isn't for food or shelter; it's a commitment to come up with a plan to deal with the homeless problem.
The city created a task force to come up with solutions to homelessness after a November sweep of a homeless camp drew complaints that no notice was given and personal property was confiscated. The task force also is seeking $15,000 from the Jeffersonville City Council for the project.
Moore says the group will be meeting soon to work on the plan.