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The mission of the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative is to bring together Fort Wayne’s media resources to address complex community challenges by creating and disseminating solid, evidence-based journalism. We envision transforming the nature of local journalism in Fort Wayne and giving our community greater access to solutions-oriented news that encourages civic engagement.

KHEPRW Goals for Indianapolis Community Land Trust

https://youtu.be/6XO8zWrwZZM Kheprw is a nonprofit organization based in Indianapolis that’s taking an active role in creating affordable housing options for residents by starting a Community Land Trust there. Their strategy is to develop community leaders who can move their CLT project forward and help address some of the inequalities in wealth that have influenced who can afford housing and who cannot. With Indianapolis’ eviction rate soaring to #8 in the US according to the latest numbers out of evictionlab.org, this type of strategic thinking on the part of nonprofits is needed to help provide residents with affordable, long-term housing solutions. A conversation with Alvin Sangsuwangul and Gabi Lorino. For more information, visit kheprw.org For more information, visit...

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KHEPRW Creating a Community Land Trust

https://youtu.be/ZezpeGFx67A How can a community come together to create affordable housing? This video tells the story of different forces that came together in Indianapolis to help start a community land trust. Many factors need to be considered when setting up a nonprofit, finding funding, and developing places where affordable housing such as a CLT can go from idea to reality. A conversation with Alvin Sangsuwangul and journalist Gabi Lorino. For more information, visit kheprw.org For more information visit fwmediacollaborative.com Paid for by the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative.

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KHEPRW Community Land Trusts Benefits and History

https://youtu.be/G9IzjtXTzJw How did housing inequality come about, and what can be done to help people obtain affordable housing in the future? This discussion of Indianapolis’ community land trust and what it aims to create for residents there provides a look into the history of housing in the US as well as the benefits of Community Land Trusts. A conversation with Alvin Sangsuwangul and journalist Gabi Lorino. For more information visit kheprw.org For more information visit fwmediacollaborative.com Paid for by the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative.

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Foreclosures on the Rise in Indiana and Across the US

Foreclosures on the Rise in Indiana and Across the US

Rising interest rates, home prices at never-before-seen levels, and inflation all play into the recent jump in foreclosures. Foreclosures happen when a homeowner stops making payments toward a property, and the institution (such as a bank) that financed the property steps in through legal action to take over the property and then sell it to recover all or a portion of its investment.  Some foreclosures are known as Real Estate Owned (REO) properties. They have gone into foreclosure, didn’t sell at auction, and are now owned by the original banker or lender. Other foreclosures come from government agencies. HUD homes, which are owned by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), result from mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) that go into...

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Partners in Housing: Jeannette Shaw – Part 3

https://youtu.be/rV02zQM4_KY This video is a part of a series of interviews with members of the Partners in Housing organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, as they explain their ‘Housing First’ strategy in their approach to end homelessness. This is the third and final part of a conversation with Jeannette Shaw, Senior Property Manager for all Partners in Housing properties in Indianapolis. This is also the final part of the Partners in Housing series. For more information visit fwmediacollaborative.com For more information on Partners in Housing visit partnersinhousingindy.org/housing Paid for by the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative.

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Partners in Housing: Jeannette Shaw – Part 2

https://youtu.be/QckynbvRJfI This video is a part of a series of interviews with members of the Partners in Housing organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, as they explain their ‘Housing First’ strategy in their approach to end homelessness. This is part one of a conversation with Jeannette Shaw, Senior Property Manager for all Partners in Housing properties in Indianapolis. For more information visit fwmediacollaborative.com For more information on Partners in Housing visit partnersinhousingindy.org/housing Paid for by the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative.

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Partners in Housing: Jeannette Shaw – Part 1

https://youtu.be/mdJjEzOkjTE This video is a part of a series of interviews with members of the Partners in Housing organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, as they explain their ‘Housing First’ strategy in their approach to end homelessness. This is part one of a conversation with Jeannette Shaw, Senior Property Manager for all Partners in Housing properties in Indianapolis. For more information visit fwmediacollaborative.com For more information on Partners in Housing visit partnersinhousingindy.org/housing Paid for by the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative.

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Partners in Housing: Jennifer Colasessano – Part 3

https://youtu.be/29-EXrcy3AA This video is a part of a series of interviews with members of the Partners in Housing organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, as they explain their ‘Housing First’ strategy in their approach to end homelessness. This is the third and final part of a conversation with Jennifer Colasessano, Director of Community Life with Partners in Housing Indianapolis. For more information visit fwmediacollaborative.com For more information on Partners in Housing visit partnersinhousingindy.org/housing Paid for by the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative.

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Partners in Housing: Jennifer Colasessano – Part 1

https://youtu.be/TQsG_R3ijlU This video is a part of a series of interviews with members of the Partners in Housing organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, as they explain their ‘Housing First’ strategy in their approach to end homelessness. This is part one of a conversation with Jennifer Colasessano, Director of Community Life with Partners in Housing Indianapolis. For more information visit fwmediacollaborative.com For more information on Partners in Housing visit partnersinhousingindy.org/housing Paid for by the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative.

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