March 10, 2021

Indiana Rental Assistance Applications Now Open

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Hoosiers who don't live in Elkhart County, Hamilton County, Lake County, Marion County, the city of Fort Wayne and St. Joseph County can apply for rental assistance at IndianaHousingNow.org. - Screenshot of IndianaHousingNow.org

Hoosiers who don't live in Elkhart County, Hamilton County, Lake County, Marion County, the city of Fort Wayne and St. Joseph County can apply for rental assistance at IndianaHousingNow.org.

Screenshot of IndianaHousingNow.org

Hoosiers in need of help paying their rent can now apply to the state for assistance.

Households are eligible if at least one person qualifies for unemployment, had income loss during the pandemic, incurred significant costs or experienced a financial hardship over the last year.

The household income must also be no more than 80 percent of the area median income – for a family of four, that’s about $58,000.

Applications are now available at IndianaHousingNow.org for people in most counties.

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However, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Director Jacob Sipe said there are also local rental assistance programs.

“Those municipalities include Elkhart County, Hamilton County, Lake County, Marion County, the city of Fort Wayne and St. Joseph County," Sipe said.

Sipe said people who live there must apply for help via their local governments, not through the state’s application.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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