Housing resources

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep across the nation, the IndyEast Promise Zone is providing homeowners and tenants an updated and comprehensive range of housing resources. 

 

We encourage all residents to follow the latest guidelines from the CDC, state, and local leaders

Immediate Assistance

211 Hotline

For immediate food and utility assistance. 211 connects those in need of help with essential community services in their area and has a specific portal for pandemic assistance. If you're having trouble with your food budget or paying your housing bills, you can use 211.org's online search tool or dial 211 on your phone to talk to someone who can try to help.

HUD Exchange

If you're in need of immediate shelter or emergency housing, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development maintains a state-by-state list of housing organizations. For resources in Indiana.

Utility Assistance

Energy Assistance Program (EAP)

For energy assistance help. Strongly encouraged to apply online. The John Boner Neighborhood Center provides assistance when needed. Beginning October 1, throughout Marion County, households will be able to pick up a paper EAP application from John Boner Neighborhood Centers, 2236 E. 10th St. Please go to door #2 in the parking lot. Please check the three boxes affixed to the building for an application. Applications may be return to the same location using the gray dropbox at door #2.

Legal Services

Indiana Legal Services

Provides free legal assistance and can answer eviction & moratorium related issues.

Renters

Rental Assistance Program

Currently closed.

Indy Renter Help

If you are currently facing an eviction, go to IndyRenterHelp.org to find out if you are covered by the national eviction moratorium (set to expire March 31, 2021) and produce a declaration to send to your landlord.

Homeowners

Indiana's Hardest Hit Fund

1-877-GET-HOPE | Indiana HHF works to help homeowners prevent avoidable foreclosure, and can provide up to six months or $30,000 in assistance to those who have experienced an involuntary employment-related hardship.

Indy Affordable Modification Program

The Indy Affordable Modification Program (IndyAMP) allows homeowners negatively affected by COVID-19 to refinance mortgage debt at a below-market interest rate for up to 30-years. IndyAMP allows owners to remain in their homes, become current with their mortgages, and lower their monthly payment. Call 317-932-3777 or email info@indyamp.org for help.

General Services

Aunt Bertha - Find Help

Database of services from food access to legal assistance.

Indiana Housing Now

Provides a database of housing and rental assistance information.