Are you behind on your rent and/or utility bills? You could be eligible for up to 18 months of rent and utility assistance.
Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA)
Applications are now being accepted for the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) program. IERA helps renter households with rent and utility assistance. This includes help with paying your:
- Rent: up to 18 months of current and past-due rent
- Home energy expenses: fuel oil, wood, coal, pellets and propane
- Past-due utilities: electric, gas, water, sewer
Up to 18 months of rent and utility and/or home energy assistance may be provided. This includes past-due balances and late fees accrued after April 1, 2020.
IERA is designed to increase housing stability and decrease evictions.
Informational documents in English and Spanish are located at in.gov/ihcda/homeowners-and-renters/rental-assistance. You can apply online at the top banner of IndianaHousingNow.org. If renters are unable to access the technology necessary, a 211 representative will help complete their application over the phone.
Renters living in Hamilton and St. Joseph counties, along with the City of Fort Wayne, should apply to their respective programs unless an eviction case has been filed, in which case renters may apply to IERA for the Pilot Eviction Diversion Program. Information about these programs can be found below:
Hamilton County: hctaindiana.com
Marion County: indyrent.org
City of Fort Wayne: fwcommunitydevelopment.org/housing/renter-assistance
If you or someone you know needs rent/utility assistance, please consider sharing this information.