Mayor Goodnight Tapped to Speak at Indiana Housing Conference

The City of Kokomo’s strategy for facilitating housing developments will be highlighted at the Indiana Housing Conference September 26 & 27 in Indianapolis.

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight was invited by Matt Rayburn, Deputy Executive Director of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, to speak to state leaders and policymakers on Kokomo’s aggressive stance for addressing housing options for everyone.

“We must continue to address the housing opportunities that appeal to current and future residents, at all stages of life and across all income levels,” said Mayor Greg Goodnight. “We have staked a position that stable, affordable housing is an important component for Kokomo’s long-term economic growth.”

Mayor Goodnight will be joined by fellow panelist Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent, Blair Milo. Mayor Goodnight and Secretary Milo will discuss how delivering employment and housing opportunities for veterans helps to attract and retain veterans in our Indiana communities.

Mayor Goodnight will share how the Jackson Street Commons construction project in downtown Kokomo, became one of the first permanent, supportive housing facilities in the United States for chronically homeless veterans with disabilities or disabling conditions. This public/private project became a national model for providing housing and services to vulnerable veterans.