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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.

Counties Served: Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke

Please call for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

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.

Counties Served: Lake

Please call for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

Hanging Grove Township Trustee

Government
Rent

Application and documents (sources of income, SSN, bank statements) should be submitted to the township office.

Counties Served: Jasper

Monday - Friday
  • (219) 253-7300
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)

Counties Served: Lake

Monday through Friday
Rent Assistance

Salvation Army Porter County

Nonprofit
Rent Assistance

The Porter County Salvation Army provides many types of assistance programs to the people facing crisis situations. We offer spiritual, social and budget counseling along with rent assistance, mortgage, utility, fire & disaster victims, and other emergency needs. Please call to make an appointment.

Counties Served: Porter

Monday through Thursday
Monday through Thursday
Friday
Rent Assistance

Carpenter Township Trustee

Rent Assistance

To apply for assistance, fill out an application at the township office.

Counties Served: Jasper

Please call 219-261-2374 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

Lake County Economic Development Department

Government
Rent Assistance

Counties Served: Lake

Please call (219) 755-3000 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

Society of St Vincent de Paul - Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Church
Rent Assistance

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

Counties Served: Lake

Please call (219) 845-7531 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

Hobart Township Trustee

Rent Assistance

Applicants must show proof of public assistance (or application to public assistance) to receive application and appointment.

Counties Served: Lake

Please call (219) 942-0055 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

Keener Township Trustee

Rent Assistance

Application and lease required.

Counties Served: Jasper

Please call 219-987-7825 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

Pleasant Township Trustee

Rent Assistance

FAQ and application: https://pleasanttownshiptrustee.org/township-assistance/

Counties Served: Porter

Please call (219) 766-3216 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

Union Township Trustee

Government
Rent Assistance

Call Township

Counties Served: Porter

Please call (219) 759-1482 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

West Creek Township Trustee

Please call (219) 696-9432 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

Winfield Township Trustee

Government
Rent Assistance

Emergency financial assistance is available for necessities based on family size and income. Assistance includes rental/mortgage payments, utilities, medical bills, burial expenses and food. Applications for assistance can be picked up in the office of the Trustee.

Counties Served: Lake

M-Th
Friday
Rent Assistance

Salvation Army East Chicago

Nonprofit
Rent Assistance

The Salvation Army of East Chicago provides many types of assistance programs to the people facing crisis situations. We offer spiritual, social and budget counseling along with rent assistance, mortgage, utility, fire & disaster victims, and other emergency needs. Please call to make an appointment and hear more about our assistance: 219-398-2939.

Counties Served: Lake

Monday to Thursday
Friday
Rent Assistance

Catholic Charities of Gary

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.

Counties Served: Lake, LaPorte, Porter, Starke

Open Mon-Fri, closed for all major holidays
Rent Assistance

Salvation Army Gary/Merrillville

Nonprofit
Rent Assistance

The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help with mortgage/rent, utility bills, clothing, and other needs in order to keep families in their homes. For more information or support: contact our Corps Community Center at 219-887-6588

Counties Served: Lake

M-F
Rent Assistance

First Contact Valparaiso

Church
Rent Assistance

Counties Served: Porter

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

First Contact Portage

Church
Rent Assistance

Counties Served: Porter

Please call (219) 764-7322 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

Society of St Vincent de Paul-St. Thomas More

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.

Counties Served: Lake

Please call (219) 836-8610 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

Society of St. Vincent de Paul-St. Thomas Aquinas Conference

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.

Counties Served: Starke

Please call (574) 806-0431 for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

American Relief Plan

Rental Assistance

La Porte County has created a program utilizing American Relief Plan funds to assist residents who are behind on their rent and facing eviction because of economic conditions. The fund will be administered by the County with the assistance of Township Trustees, who have the mechanism to qualify County residents for the funds. Purpose: The purpose of this program is to reimburse Landlord’s for months of unpaid rent and to ensure that Tenants will not be displaced.

Please call for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Resources for Renters

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

Counties Served: Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke

Please call for hours of operation.
Rent Assistance

Michigan City Housing Authority

Government
Section 8

Counties Served: LaPorte

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