Elkhart County issues new rental, utility assistance program

(Photo supplied/Elkhart County Indiana)

Elkhart County has rolled out a new program designed to help with rent and utility payments.

The program is specifically meant for families who have experienced COVID-related financial hardship in their homes.

Households eligible for assistance must meet the following criteria:

  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • Has a household income at or below 80% of the area median.

The program, designed to provide financial assistance for 12 months, can also cover past due bills from up to six months prior.

To apply, visit or call (317) 452-8363.

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