ECHO Housing Corporation and Aurora Inc. announced this week that they have been selected as one of six teams across Indiana to participate in the 10th Annual Indiana Supportive Housing Institute.

ECHO Housing will serve as project lead and Aurora will provide case management services on the project, which will create new permanent housing units in Evansville within 24-36 months.

“We are both honored and excited to be selected for the 10th Indiana Permanent Supportive Housing Institute,” Chris Metz, Executive Director of ECHO Housing Corporation, said. “The opportunity to partner with Aurora to deliver supportive housing solutions to our community exemplifies the mission of ECHO Housing.”

Over the next few months, ECHO Housing and Aurora will work closely with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) to bring the project to fruition.

This summer, ECHO Housing and Aurora — along with the other teams across the state – will present their plans to a group of public and private investors.

“This project reflects both the strong partnership between Aurora and ECHO Housing Corporation and our community’s shared commitment to reducing chronic homelessness,” Aurora Executive Director Timothy Weir said. “The Aurora team looks forward to providing the supportive services the project’s clients will need to be successfully housed and lead more productive, fulfilling lives.”

The project will be funded through a combination of Rental Housing Tax Credits (RHTC), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds, and the Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

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(This story was originally published on January 18, 2019)