Renter, Mortgage Assistance for Hoosiers Impacted by COVID-19

As announced by Gov. Holcomb, the state’s moratorium on evictions, foreclosures and utility disconnects expired on Friday, Aug. 14. 

However, the state still offers a variety of assistance to Indiana homeowners and renters.

According to the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Indiana residents who are unable to pay their rent or mortgage due to a loss of wages or other issue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for financial assistance.

In order to qualify for the Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be an Indiana resident
  • Currently rent your home or are currently experiencing homelessness
  • Do not reside in Marion County, as Marion County has its own program
  • Show you are negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Property you are seeking assistance for must be your primary residence

To learn more about the program and to complete an online application, click here.

Homeowners who are in need of financial assistance can contact 877-GET-HOPE or visit 877gethope.org. Additional resources can also be found in Indiana’s Coronavirus Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Guide.

In addition, Hoosiers who are unable to pay their utility bills on time are encouraged to contact their local utility to work out a payment plan in order to prevent a disconnection. The state has also ordered that, through Oct. 12, regulated utilities must give customers a repayment window of at least six months on all unpaid bills. Finally, Hoosiers can take advantage of Indiana 2-1-1, which houses information on a wide variety of available community resources.

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