Indiana Housing Now . orgThe state’s Rental Assistance Portal is now accepting applications for the the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) program.

The IERA program can provide eligible renters with up to twelve (12) months of rental assistance. Qualifying applicants may also receive utility and/or home energy assistance for past due utilities (electric, gas, water, sewer, and trash) and home energy (fuel oil, wood, coal, pellets, and propane) expenses and internet/ broadband assistance for past due internet expenses.

You may be eligible for the program if you meet the following criteria:

Qualify for unemployment or have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19
Demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability

Have a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median

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