VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — According to Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum, a housing study by Knox County Economic Development found there’s a shortage of homes in the Vincennes area.

However, Yochum also said progress is being made and there are several housing projects taking place around the city. In one of the projects, the foundation is now in for about ten homes.

Yochum said the homes should be built and ready to be lived in by winter. Since the housing study, Yochum said the Redevelopment Commission has been working with developers to get new homes built.

“These are in four to five different areas of the city,” Yochum said. “It’s not just one area. It’s different areas where there’s 10-16 homes being built in each place, so it’s also good to see that it’s spread out throughout the city and not just one area.”

In a separate recently added initiative, Vincennes received two grants totaling $200,000 that will go toward rental assistance for formerly incarcerated residents.