Preview: Down and Out in Downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Downtown development is a sign of momentum in Fort Wayne. But with progress often comes tough decisions.

Starting Monday at 6, 15 Finds Out takes a closer look at what some consider to be the elephant in the room to the downtown conversation: The future for the down and out in downtown.

No one really knows how many homeless people live in Allen County. Estimates range anywhere from 300 to almost 3,000, depending on how homelessness is defined.

But experts agree that the number of homeless people is growing. And the majority of the area’s homeless population lives right in the middle of a revitalizing downtown.

Tune into NewsChannel 15 Monday at 6:00 p.m. as 15 Finds Out digs deeper into the battle to balance economic development with human development. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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