Indiana Housing Now . orgThe Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) will re-open its rental assistance portal on October 13, 2020 at 9:00 am. The portal will be used to accept applications for the Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act rental assistance program.

The program can provide you up to 6 months in rental assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent payments.

You may be eligible for the program if*:

  • You are a renter in Indiana
  • You lost part of your income due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • You are having trouble paying your rent
  • You have received a notice to vacate or notice of eviction due to an inability to pay your rent
  • You are currently not receiving rental assistance from another source
  • You live in a household with incomes at or below 50% of the Area Median Income
  • You have a current lease and a landlord willing to accept rental assistance on your behalf

*If you meet the eligibility requirements listed above you are encouraged to apply for the program. However, this is not intended to be a complete list of eligibility requirements.
**The income limits for each county for households of 1-8 people can be found by clicking here.

Information you will need to apply

  • Your address
  • Name and age of all individuals living in the household
  • Contact information for your landlord
  • A copy of your lease agreement
  • Documentation that verifies the income of all individuals 18 years of age or older living in your household
  • A copy of your notice to vacate or eviction notice based on your inability to pay your rent