Located in South-western Indiana along the banks of the Ohio River, Evansville is Indiana’s third largest city and the regional hub for the Tri-State area.
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Robert Evans and his brother-in-law, James W. Jones, purchased a third interest in Evansville and a new plat was made on about 200 acres, with streets running parallel to the river from northwest to southeast. Soon after Evansville incorporated in 1817 and became a county seat on January 7, 1818. The county was named for Henry Vanderburgh, a deceased chief judge of the Indiana territorial supreme court.
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Evansville's economy received a boost in the early 1830s when Indiana unveiled plans to build the , a 400-mile ditch connecting the Great Lakes at with the inland rivers at Evansville. The project was intended to open Indiana to commerce and improve transportation from to . With its intersection at the canal and Ohio River, Evansville seemed destined to become "The Crossroads of America". News of the plans were so welcomed in Evansville that some city leaders reportedly got drunk in the streets celebrating.
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Evansville is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Indiana and the largest city in Southern Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 117,429. It is the county seat of Vanderburgh County and the regional hub for both Southwestern Indiana and the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky Tri-State Area. In 2008 a population estimate put the Evansville Metropolitan Statistical Area at 350,261.
Settled in 1812, the city is situated on a gentle horseshoe bend on the Ohio River and often referred to as "River City." One of the most popular attractions in the region is Casino Aztar, the first riverboat casino in the state of Indiana. Evansville is also home to both the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana.
The broad economic base of the region has helped to build an economy which is known for its stability, diversity, and vitality. In 2004 Evansville was named an "All-America City" by the National Civic League. In 2008 it was voted the best city in the country in which "to live, work, and play" by the readers of Kiplinger, and in 2009 the 11th best.
The primary function of EHA Leased Housing is to provide subsidized rent to low income families and individuals. The HCV Program is federally funded Housing Assistance Payments (HAP). It differs from other federal housing programs in that Leased Housing allows the tenant to shop and select the unit from privately owned housing in the Evansville Metropolitan area.