Holcomb announces $25M in relief funding for Indiana renters

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$25-million in relief funding will be issued to renters throughout Indiana struggling to pay rent due to the pandemic.

Governor Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday the Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program will provide up to $500 in assistance for four months, totaling a maximum of $2,000 for eligible renters.

Assistance will be available to all Indiana residents except those who live in Marion County, as a local $15-million CARES Act-funded program will provide aid to those residents.

To be eligible, renters must meet the following criteria:

  • Lost their job, or part of their income, due to COVID-19.
  • Current household income, including unemployment, is less than the household income on March 6.
  • Have not received rental assistance from another source.

Approximately 12,000 Indiana households could be helped. Payments will be made directly to the landlord, and the landlord must agree to participate.

Applications will be accepted online beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 13 at indianahousingnow.org.

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