Anderson apartments offering homeless a second chance

The Fieldhouse Apartments in Anderson, Ind., seen here in February 2019, were built to give the homeless population a second chance. (Herald Bulletin Photo/John P. Cleary)

ANDERSON, Ind. (WTHR) - A new apartment complex is designed to give people a second chance.

Built on the site of the former athletic fields for Anderson High School, the 44-unit Fieldhouse Apartments had its first residents move in January 21. Each apartment comes completely furnished including all appliances, even a washer and dryer, and the office area includes a fitness center with free Wi-Fi.

“It has been exciting,” property manager Keaira Brisker told our partners at The Herald Bulletin. “Working here has lit a fire in me when I see people moving in.

“This is permanent housing, which is a major step for people,” she added.

Residents' rent and utilities are paid through a $300,000 grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. That grant will have to be renewed every year.

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