Kelley Coures

John Gibson

A new housing complex in Evansville’s Jacobsville neighborhood is nearing completion. 

For Evansville

The group For Evansville has released a short film about the city’s racial history.

Left: For Evansville's Jonathan Boettcher and Metro Development Director Kelley Coures in a scene from "Evansville's Racially Divided History."

With just one month left to respond to the census, community groups are working to ensure everyone is counted. The U.S. Census Bureau will stop counting at the end of September, a month earlier than planned. That could threaten the accuracy of the census if many people go uncounted. 


In 2010 the Evansville census response rate dropped from 81% to 77%. Executive Director or the Evansville Metropolitan Department, Kelley Coures, says this drop mostly happened in the Evansville Promise zone where poverty rate is 41%. 


“And the complete count committee is made up of community leaders that provide services and work with populations that are high minority, high low income because we now that those populations tend to be undercounted.”

ECHO reps meet with police

Mar 27, 2018

ECHO Housing officials have met with Evansville Police about an alleged misuse of funds. 

In a news release, the EPD said ECHO representatives met with police investigators on Friday, one day after the department announced it was starting an investigation.

As a result, ECHO Housing Corporation is now listed as the victim in the ongoing case. 

Investigators said they’re awaiting the results of a forensic analysis of ECHO’s financial records.