Hogsett announces $5M plan to fight homelessness

A homeless person sleeps on a sidewalk, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 in New York. Homeless advocacy groups are threatening legal action against the city over its plans to conduct an aggressive homeless outreach program. The groups say they fear police involvement in the campaign will result in more arrests of homeless people. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The city of Indianapolis will receive $5 million to combat homelessness, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Tuesday.

The mayor says the money will be distributed among local organizations focusing on rapid rehousing of those living on the streets.

His goal is to better treat roots of homelessness, such as mental health issues and substance abuse.