INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb has announced Indiana will use $25 million in federal relief funding to help Hoosiers struggling to pay rent due to the impact of coronavirus outbreak.
A news release Wednesday says the Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program will provide up to $500 in assistance for four months for a maximum of $2,000 in aid to eligible renters to help cover past and ongoing rent payments or late fees.
Rental assistance will be available to residents in all Indiana counties except Marion, which operates its own rental aid program.
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 www.indianahousingnow.org.