As part of the CARES Act, Indiana is launching a rental assistance program to help people in need. According to WTHR, households can receive up to $500 a month for four months.
The program will be available in 91 counties (Marion county will have its own, separate program) and will launch on July 13. Landlords will have to agree to participate and money will go to them directly.
To qualify, you must meet these requirements:
- Loss of income due to a layoff, reduced hours or reduced pay connected to the pandemic.
- Current household income, including unemployment, must be less than household income on March 6, 2020.
- Household must not have already received emergency rental assistance as part of COVID-19 response.
- Must not receive rental assistance, such as through Section 8 vouchers or USDA assistance