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Rent assistance in Indiana

Find charities, government programs and organizations that provide rental assistance in Indiana. Low-income families, including single mothers, veterans, and seniors, can get immediate financial help for housing. Tenants will get rent payment help, access to free lawyers to stop an eviction, security deposit help to pay for housing and other support. Get help with rent in Indiana.

Cities and counties are listed below. There are also statewide programs that provide immediate or long term rental assistance, including section 8 housing vouchers or no-wait list apartments. Other hardship funds will help people pay a security deposit or the costs to move into a new, affordable home or apartment.

Apply for rental assistance from statewide charity or government agencies in IN

  • Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP). The non-profits that run the program, and provide emergency rent payment assistance, at the local level will vary by county, but oftentimes your local community action agency will have more information on this housing program and who to contact. Grant money will pay for back rent, security deposits, motel rooms and more. Locate help for tenants with an eviction Indiana.
  • The Indiana Housing choice Voucher (Section 8 voucher) will pay for a portion of the participants rent and the tenant is expected to pay the balance. Typically a low-income family will be charged at most 30 to 40% of their income towards their housing expenses. Various on-profits and public housing authorities across the state of Indiana accept applications and arrange the housing. Apply for expedited Indiana section 8 housing.
  • Tenant Based Rent Assistance (TBRA) is one of the leading housing programs across Indiana. It sets the tenants monthly rent amounts, with approved landlords, at market-rate”. It will make a private apartment or property more affordable. More on TBRA program.
  • Homeless Shelters - For people that have explored all of the emergency rent, housing, and eviction prevention programs in Indiana, and can’t get help, they may need to explore a shelter. There are a number of temporary places to live statewide, including for single people, families with kids, the disabled and others. Get a homeless shelter near you for today.





  • Community action agencies across Indiana offer government grant money, including the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG). The non-profits run the program and distribute funds at the local level to people who need rent assistance. This emergency housing service provides funding for struggling families, the unemployed and tenants in need of help. Read more on Indiana community action phone numbers near you.
  • Indiana Housing and Community Development Agency is the statewide organization that has extensive information on various housing solutions, including free lawyers and pro-bono attorneys for the elderly or low income. They help low-income families find affordable housing and apply for rent payment help, including for mobile lots in Indiana. Other resources are offered too. Call (317) 232-7777

Local community rental assistance programs

The goal of many of the programs is to prevent evictions and homelessness, help pay rent in an emergency, and assistance anyone who is currently homeless in Indiana find and pay for new, safe, and affordable home. Select a city or county below for emergency rent help in your IN community.


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