December 1, 2020

Rent Assistance Program Deadline Approaches

Rent Assistance Program Deadline Approaches

The deadline for the City’s Rental Assistance Program is Wednesday Dec 2. The money that’s been made available to help people who have lost income during the pandemic.

More than 12,000 households in Indianapolis have already been approved for the assistance program that began this summer. Indianapolis approved 30 million from its federal CARES Act dollars for rental assistance. So far the City has distributed 26 million dollars to tenants struggling to pay rent because of COVID-19.

Mayor Joe Hogsett said the need is still great. “We continue to implore Congress to step up and make sure homeowners, renters, business owners, and workers are protected from financial ruin,” Hogsett said.

Without a federal extension, states and cities need to spend the entirety of the CARES funds by the end of the year. Indianapolis government officials have called on Congress to pass more relief funding as the pandemic continues.

Rental assistance applications will be accepted until 5 pm Wednesday. Landlords have until next week to complete an accompanying application.

Individuals who have already applied can check the status of their application by calling 317-912-1260 or by emailing indyrent@jbncenters.org.

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