Local groups work to bring attention to affordable housing crisis in Posey County

March 7, 2019. WFIE 14 News.

POSEY COUNTY, IN (WFIE) – Officials in Posey County are calling the lack of affordable housing a “crisis” in the community.

On Thursday, members of non-profit Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment met to discuss immediate plans for fixing the issue.

Locals learn how to use Narcan kits, hope to save lives

June 21, 2018. 14 News.

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – For the second time in Evansville’s history, the Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment (CAJE) held a free community narcan training event Thursday at Cleaves Memorial CME Church on Line Street.

Dozens of people showed to take advantage of the narcan kit giveaway, provided by Overdose Lifeline, Inc., which has provided Evansville Police and the Fire Department hundreds of Naloxone kits.

Evansville affordable housing: ‘If it’s not a crisis, it will be one at any point’

May 10, 2018. Courier & Press.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — At the urging of a group of local churches, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said his 2019 budget proposal will include $500,000 to boost affordable housing initiatives.

City Council will have the final say over whether the funding stays or goes. Work on next year’s new budget starts in August.

Evansville’s need for adequate, low-income housing is immense. The inventory is about 5,000 units short, according to Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment. CAJE strives to influence public policy on local issues of interest.

Brad Byrd In-Depth: Dr. Amariah McIntosh previews CAJE Nehemiah Action

April 30, 2018. Tristate Homepage.com

On Monday, May 7, Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment (CAJE) will hold its Annual Nehemiah Action. The group meets to discuss what actions need to be taken to solve social issues in our community.

An issue it’s been working on for years is affordable housing and proposing a diversion program offering an alternative to jail-time for people in trouble with the law.