The Evansville City Council voted to help families get out of the Woodland Park apartment complex, which has been the subject of a lot of scrutiny for poor living conditions and delayed utility payments.
The council voted to transfer fifty thousand dollars so that families wanting to move out of Woodland Park could get help securing utilities or deposits on a new house or apartment.
Department of Metropolitan Development Director Kelly Coures says the funding will be for up to five hundred dollars per family for as many as a hundred families now living in Woodland Park.
“We determined a lot of those folks live there because they can’t get electricity in their name or water or something.”
The funds will be administered by the Memorial Community Development Corporation, which is not charging any fees to the city for the service.