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Indianapolis to use $13M from city coffers for virus relief

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Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 1:22 PM EST
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis will tap nearly $13 million in city funds to provide rental assistance, housing for the homeless and other pandemic relief efforts intended to aid vulnerable residents.

The Indianapolis City-County Council voted 23-0 Monday night to direct $12.9 million from the city’s general fund to the relief efforts while city officials await possible additional federal funding.

Indiana’s capital has already spent the $168 million it received last year under the $1.8 trillion CARES Act approved last March by Congress.

Mayor Joe Hogsett says the city’s allocation “will help extend existing programs and serve as a bridge until we receive additional federal funds.”

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