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Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) Program

Government
Emergency Rental Assistance

IERA can provide you with up to 12 months of rental assistance. Qualifying applicants may also receive utility and/or home energy assistance. This includes help with paying past due utilities (electric, gas, water, sewer, and trash) and home energy (fuel oil, wood, coal, pellets, and propane) expenses along with internet assistance for past due expenses.

Please call for hours of operation.
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Greater Hammond Community Services

Housing Voucher Program

Serving clients as usual during this closed period with only necessary face to face interactions by appointment only (scheduled in advance by calling (219) 932-4800 ext. 104). Documentation will be accepted in the following ways: 1. Drop off necessary paperwork in the outside drop box, located on the Cedar Ave side of the building 2. Upload necessary paperwork and email to: roseservices@yahoo.com 3. Mail necessary paperwork to the following address: GHCS, 824 Hoffman St, Hammond IN 46327

Please call (219)932-4800 for hours of operation.
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Lake County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LCERA)

Lake County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LCERA)

Lake County Emergency Rental Assistance program is available to individuals or households where: One or more household member has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in income, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. One or more household member must demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability through a past due rent notice, eviction notice, or threat of eviction if rent is not paid. Household income must be at or below 80% Adjusted Medium Income for Lake County, Indiana to qualify for this program. The property you are seeking assistance for must be your primary residence. This program is for renters only. *Landlord participation is advantageous and highly recommended for this program. Landlords will be asked to directly verify arrearage and fees. LCERA can provide up to 12 months of rental assistance both arrears (max 12 months) and future rent. Arrears utility assistance can also be provided (if requested) so long as the utility is in the name of one of the tenants listed on the lease and the utility is not paid directly as part of the monthly rental payment. *The person filling out this application will be considered the Head of Household for rental assistance purposes. Questions can be sent to ERA@geminus.org or call 219-685-1499.

Please call for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

St. Matthias Parish

Mortgage Assistance

Please call (219)663-2201 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

North Township Trustee

Government
Rent and Mortgatge Assistance

Rent and mortgage assistance. Must be a North Township resident (Hammond, Whiting, Munster, Highland, East Chicago)

Monday through Friday
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Porter County Aging and Community Services - PCACS

Nonprofit
Rent Assistance

Please call (219)464-9736 for hours of operation.
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Salvation Army Porter County

Nonprofit
Rent Assistance

Monday through Friday
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Lake County Economic Development Department

Government
Rent Assistance

Please call (219)755-3000 for hours of operation.
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St. Vincent dePaul - Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Church
Rent Assistance

We network with Catholic Charities to provide Emergency Mortgage and rent assistance

Please call (219)845-7531 for hours of operation.
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St. John the Baptist Church

Church
Rent Assistance

Please call (219)659-0023 for hours of operation.
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Salvation Army East Chicago Corps & Community Center

Nonprofit
Rent Assistance

The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help with mortgage/rent, utility bills, clothing, medication bills, and other needs in order to keep families in their homes.Monday- Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m, Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Monday to Friday
Monday to Friday
Rent Assistance

Catholic Charities

Nonprofit
Rent Assistance

COVID-19: Staff members are working remotely. Please email outreach@catholic-charities.org. In your initial request, include your city or town of residence. Documents that will help determine eligibility: Indiana ID | Most recent pay stub | Proof of household members (most recent tax return) | Default or warning notice | Documentation that you are out of work due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Open Mon-Fri, closed for all major holidays
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Salvation Army Gary-Merrillville

Rent Assistance

COVID-19: To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, some programs at The Salvation Army Gary-Merrillville Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Food and hygiene kits as well as funding for utility assistance are available by appointment. Staff will be taking the canteen out March 29 to deliver food, hygiene items, and prayer at local apartment complexes from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 219-887-6588.

M-F
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First Contact Valparaiso

Church
Rent Assistance

Please call (219)462-8332 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

First Contact Portage

Church
Rent Assistance

Please call (219)764-7322 for hours of operation.
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council

Church
Rent Assistance

Please call (219)845-7531 for hours of operation.
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St. Thomas More - SVDP

Church
Rent Assistance

COVID-19 Update: Continuing to operate. For assistance, call 219-836-8610. After a short eligibility interview, if you are eligible, assistance will be provided.

Please call (219)836-8610 for hours of operation.
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St. Thomas Aquinas Conference of St. Vincent de Paul

Church
Rent Assistance

Serves Knox, Hamlet, Monterey and Walkerton, basically the eastern portion of Starke County. May be able to provide rent assistance. Please contact 574-806-0431 to talk with someone about your needs and the St. Vincent de Paul team will determine how they may be able to assist you.

Please call (574)806-0431 for hours of operation.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Resources for Renters

Visit www.hud.gov/coronavirus/renters for rental assistance programs in your state.

Please call for hours of operation.
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Michigan City Housing Authority

Government
Section 8

Please call (219)872-9556 for hours of operation.
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