Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced on June 24, 2020 the allocation of $25 million from Indiana’s CARES Act Discretionary funding to create the Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program. This program is designed to help Indiana renters whose income has been adversely affected by COVID-19 avoid eviction by providing up to $2,000 in assistance to help cover monthly rent payments or late fees.
The application to apply for rent relief will be available here beginning on July 13, 2020 at 9:00 am EST.
- People who cannot pay rent due to a COVID-19 related job loss or income reduction can qualify for the program
- A renter’s current household income, including unemployment benefits, must be less than the household income on March 6.
- Households can qualify for $500 per month for four months for a maximum of $2,000 in benefits.
- The money can be used for past-due rent dating back to April 1.
- Households that have already received emergency rental assistance cannot qualify.
- Landlords must agree to participate in the program in order for renters to qualify.
- Landlords who agree to participate must also agree to not evict the tenant for nonpayment until the renter is more than 45 days delinquent on rent.
- Money awarded from the program will be paid directly to landlords.
Marion County will administer its own program. Residents in Indiana’s remaining 91 counties can apply for the state program.
For More Information:
- Additional information for renters can be found here: English | Spanish
- Additional information for landlords can be found here: English | Spanish
- Indiana’s rental assistance program could help you. Here’s what you need to know, Indianapolis Star, 6/24/2020