STATEWIDE–If you need rental assistance because of the coronavirus, you only have a few more days to fill out an application with the state of Indiana.
You can fill out that application here. The state’s rental assistance program expires Wednesday, August 26 at 11:59 p.m.
“More than half of over 30,000 applications we have received were submitted in the first week. Since then, we have received around 3,000 to 4,000 applications per week,” says Jacob Sipe, executive director of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Agency.
Sipe says the program helps Hoosier renters outside of Marion County make payments to their landlords if the pandemic has caused them to struggle financially.
“For renters whose current income is lower than it was on March 16, Indiana’s Rental Assistance Program makes payments directly to landowners on behalf of their renters. We can provide up to $500 per month for four months up to $2,000,” says Sipe.
Sipe says it may take several days for the review team to respond to an application because of the high demand.
More than $7 million has been issued to participating landlords since the first week of August.