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Indiana state agency hosting rental assistance application event in Elkhart today

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

Tenants struggling to pay rent or utility bills due to COVID-19 may be eligible to receive assistance through the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority is hosting an in-person application event this Thursday, January 20 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Elkhart Housing Authority, located at 1396 Benham Avenue.

Tenants interested in getting help with an application should bring a photo ID, a current written lease, the most current bills for all late utilities and proof of income, which includes:

  • A benefit determination or eligibility letter from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Women, Infants, & Children (WIC), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the Healthy Indiana Plan or a housing choice voucher
  • A 2020 Form 1040 tax return
  • An unemployment insurance benefit determination letter
  • Wage statements/pay stubs for the past two months.

For more information and to find out if you qualify, visit

For landlords with tenants who have fallen behind on rent, the authority is hosting a presentation on how landlords can help tenants get the assistance they need through the program.

It’s also on Thursday, January 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 pm. at the Elkhart Housing Authority.

88.1 WVPE reporters will be present at both events if you would like to share your stories.

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