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Lucas Place now providing Permanent-Supportive Housing!!!

ECHO Housing Corporation has witnessed first-hand the impact that the “Housing First” model can have on individuals and families experiencing chronic or episodic homelessness. The Housing First model is a dignified and humane way to address the needs of homeless families and has been repeatedly shown to result in improved outcomes for those with significant […]


Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

ECHO Housing is proud to announce our participation in the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program. HVRP is a competitive grant program administered by the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) of the U.S. Department of Labor. Click here to learn more about the HVRP.


James Bethel Gresham House

Echo Housing Corporation is proud to announce new housing opportunity in the James Bethel Gresham house, located on the Northeast corner of Herndon and Wedeking, opposite Garvin Park.  The home was built as tribute to James Bethel Gresham who was the first US soldier killed in World War One. The historic home will provide transitional housing […]

Shantel’s Story, New Start

Shantel is a resident of our New Start permanent supportive housing program. She joined our program in December 2009 after being on the streets and in different shelters, for many years. Shantel struggled finding employment due to her criminal history and drug addiction. Shantel continued to use drugs on occasion while in the program, due […]

Safe Places, 2011

Safe Places is a national youth outreach program that educates thousands of young people every year about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, threatening situations on their own. This community initiative involves the whole community to provide safe havens and resources for youth in crisis. ECHO Housing Corporation has decided to […]

ECHO Housing Corporation, 2010 Numbers

Lucas Place: Applications Received: 173 Families Served: 34 Couples:5 Single Fathers: 1 Single Mothers: 28 Children: 82 Every night spent in Lucas Place for every person: 25,176 Case Management Appointments: 967 (Child and Adult) Number of families that transitioned into permanent housing: 13 out of 15 Families entering the HPRP program: 2 Families moving into […]

Harrison High School class gives backs!

Harrison High School’s class “Reconnecting Youth” came to Lucas Place on March 3rd for a tour and to hear a presentation on our services. One of our residents did an amazing job telling her story to the youth and letting them know to stay in school because life is a lot harder if you do […]

Lucas Place II update, March 2011

Construction Begins!!! In early March, construction began on Lucas Place II and hopes to finish by late summer or early fall. Thompson Thift was the lowest bidder in the bid process, thus awarding them the contract that was signed in late February. Thompson Thift is based out of Terre Haute and has worked on hundreds […]

Lucas Place Transitional Housing Program

So far in 2010 Lucas Place has graduated 12 families from its program. This has been a very successful year for Lucas Place and we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the individuals who have been through our program and graduated into permanent housing. Of the families who have graduated: 4 families […]

Groundbreaking for Lucas Place II

It is hard to believe that we are finally here at the ground breaking ceremony of Lucas Place II, our 27 one-bedroom permanent supportive housing complex for homeless disabled individual veterans. The issue of homelessness among veterans has received a lot of press recently with coverage on 60 Minutes and Oprah. Well, we are proud […]