IHCDA COVID-19 update: A message from Jake
Friday, October 16, 2020
I’m pleased to announce that the state’s Rental Assistance Portal is now accepting applications for the Emergency Solutions CARES Act (ESG-CV) rental assistance program. This program can provide eligible renters with up to 6 months in rental assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent payments. More information, including the steps for tenants to apply both online and over the phone, can be found on the top banner of the www.indianahouseingnow.org website.
In partnership with the Indiana Continuum of Care, IHCDA has continued to prioritize the need for rental assistance and has dedicated $15 million in ESG-CV funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to further support individuals and families who are at a high risk of facing homeless. The goal is to keep Hoosiers in stable housing so they may move through this pandemic without further future disruption.
IHCDA is dedicated to ensuring there is equal access to households in need of housing resources. Which is why we are working diligently with landlords, local, community, and not-for-profit organizations to help direct renters in need of support to the Rental Assistance Portal. It is also with deep appreciation that so many of you have continued to share this information with your community neighbors about housing resources that are available.
While there is no application due date at this time for the ESG-CV rental assistance program, I encourage any renter that is need of assistance to go to www.indianahousingnow.org and apply. Please don’t wait.
Individuals seeking rental assistance living in Marion County should visit: www.indyrent.org.
Indiana residents that are homeless, in a housing crisis, or in need of immediate assistance should call 2-1-1 and ask to connect with a navigator.
Homeowners in need of assistance paying their mortgage payment should visit: www.877gethope.org.
We thank you for your continued partnership and support. If there is anything we can do to be of assistance to you and your organization, please feel free to reach out to us at any time. We are #INthistogether.