Rent and Utility Assistance

The help you need right now.

Because your home is important and we want to help you keep it.

If you've had trouble paying your rent, mortgage or utility bills due to COVID-19, getting help starts here. Resources are open to all Northwest Indiana residents, some restrictions may apply. For additional resources, call 211.

Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Provides qualified renters with rent, utilities and internet assistance. Must be a COVID-19 related hardship. Assistance is available for up to 12 months. Northwest Indiana residents, other than in Lake County, can apply at indianahousingnow.org. Lake County residents can apply for similar assistance at lakecountyin.care.

Catholic Charities Rental Assistance Program: Assists with rent and utility payments. Serves Porter, Lake, LaPorte, and Starke counties. Learn more at catholic-charities.org.

Low-income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) Program: Helps pay electric and heating bills. Applicants must fall within 150% of the federal poverty guidelines to receive assistance. Assistance provided through May 14, 2021. Learn more at eap.ihcda.in.gov.

NIPSCO Hardship Program: Customers between 151-250% of the federal poverty level can receive up to $400 in gas bill assistance. Hardship funds are available through May 31, 2021 or until funds are exhausted. Learn more at NIPSCO.com/paymentassistance or by calling 1.800.464.7726.

Porter County Aging & Community Services: Assists with rent, utility, transportation and some medical expenses. Serves Porter County. Learn more at portercountyacs.org/emergency-assistance.

Salvation Army: Provides assists with housing and utility needs. Learn more at salvationarmy.org.