State Rental Assistance Portal Accepting Evansville Applications

Evansville renters at risk of losing their homes can receive help through the state's rental assistance portal, which can provide up to 12 months in rental assistance.

Posted: Mar 15, 2021 1:03 PM
Updated: Mar 15, 2021 1:35 PM

Indiana's Rental Assistance Portal is currently accepting applications from Evansville residents for the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) program.

The IERA program can provide up to 12 months in rental assistance to help cover past-due and ongoing monthly rent and utility payments for qualifying Indiana renters.

To qualify for the IERA program, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • At least one household member has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.
  • At least one household member must demonstrate a risk of homelessness or housing instability. This may be proved by providing a past due rent notice, notice to vacate, eviction notice, past due utility notice, utility disconnect notice, or proof that a household is rent-burdened.
  • Household income must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) to qualify for this program.
  • The property you are seeking assistance for must be your primary residence.

Assistance can also be provided, if requested, for utility, home energy, and internet payments as long as the utility is in the name of one of the tenants listed on the lease and the utility is not paid as part of the monthly rental payment.

For more information/to apply for the IERA rental assistance program, visit https://www.indianahousingnow.org/.

The IERA program is for renters only.  Homeowners should seek assistance by clicking HERE.

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