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Rent assistance in Indianapolis and Marion County.

Learn about churches, charities, section 8 HUD vouchers, low cost apartments, and government resources that offer emergency rental assistance. The programs help qualified Indianapolis and Marion County Indiana families pay their monthly housing expenses, even including security deposits, utilities, storage fees or back rent to stop an eviction.

Find how to apply for a wide number of charitable or government financial aid programs. The resources help with rent or security deposits, and tenants may be given grants or loans. Many low-income Marion County families also get free legal aid in housing court. Funds to help pay any rental arrears may be issued by a number of programs, including those offered by the state of Indiana, federal government, your town, churches and local regional non-profits.

Many towns and cities in Marion County also offer their own local emergency and financial assistance programs, which can be used to pay rent. This is a requirement of each town and county and is available as part of Indiana state law. These are known as the Indiana Township Trustee Programs. Each housing and rental assistance program that is administered in the Indianapolis area will have its own criteria for applying, and most have limited funding. Find an extensive listing of your options below.

Agencies in Marion County to get help with rent or deposits

The Latino/Hispanic community in Indianapolis can contact La Plaza for financial assistance. The non-profit provides the low income with a wide variety of assistance programs and services. Among those services includes include low income housing advice, assessment, counseling, referral to rent and energy assistance, case management, advocacy, job counseling, outreach, and follow-up. When funds are available at the agency, the low income clients who qualify for help may even apply for direct financial assistance to pay rent, mortgage, housing expenses, and other bills. (317) 890-3292

Southeast Community Centers may have rent assistance, immediate housing resources and other support for a limited area only. This non-profit center can offer financial assistance to individuals who live within boundaries: N-Washington St.; S-Thompson Rd.; E-Post Rd.; W-I-65 of the city. Some funding may be for emergency rent or utilities. The address is 901 South Shelby Street , Fountain Square Center, Indianapolis, Indiana 46203. Dial (317) 236-7400

 

 

 

Christ Church Cathedral ((317) 636-4577) pays up to $50 for the first ten qualified individuals who look for housing or rent assistance.

Hawthorne Community Center administers the Center for Working Families. The non-profit is based at 70 North Mount Street in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dial (317) 637-4312 for information on grants and rent assistance. Referrals and other support may be provided.

Brightwood Community Center covers the area round 2410 N. Station St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46218. Among other social services and assistance programs, there is limited funding to help pay rent. Qualifications need to be met. Dial (317) 546-8200 to learn about rent help or other aid.

Martin Luther King Community Center - If you live within boundaries of N-71st St.; S-23rd St./Fall Creek Pkwy.; E-Fall Creek Pkwy./Binford Blvd.; W-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St./Michigan Rd, you may be able to apply for rent assistance and/or low income housing. Depending on the financial and employment situation of the applicant, some clients are issued a loan for their rent payments. The agency is based at 40 West 40th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Intake number is (317) 923-4581.

Community Alliance of the Far Eastside – Phone (317) 890-3288. Low income residents who are living within boundaries: N-56th St./Pendleton Pk.; S-Washington St.; E-Carroll Rd./County Line; W-I-465 in Marion County can apply for assessment, referrals to non-profits and community action agencies, outreach, information, advocacy, and additional follow-up services.

John Boner Neighborhood Center covers the near East side, and the address is 2236 East 10th Street, Indianapolis IN, 46201. Get case management, rent help (when funds allow), free furniture, assistance in finding affordable apartments and more. Call 317-633-8210.

Indianapolis branch of Indiana Legal Services - Assists low income and working poor individuals with civil matters. One service is for addressing housing issues and free legal aid for problems that prevent families from meeting their basic needs. So this includes eviction assistance, delinquent rent, or concerns on unsafe housing. Lawyers can also provide free advice and help applying for section 8 housing vouchers and other benefits. (317) 632-5764.

The Plaza helps the Hispanic and Latino community in Marion County with housing, including discrimination issues. Call (317) 890-3292. Emergency aid, including loans, may be offered for rent, mortgage, utility bills, or security deposits. It is only for qualified residents, as funding allows. Location is on 8902 East 38th Street.

 

 

 

 

Concord Center Association is another multi-faceted-faced social service agency. Some emergency, immediate rent assistance may be offered as well as vouchers for motels, food, and other basic needs around housing. The main office is at 1310 South Meridian Street , Indianapolis, Indiana 46225. Dial (317) 637-4376. The non-profit covers the area of boundaries: N-Washington St., S-Thompson Rd., E-I-65, W-White River.

Community Services Department provides housing and rent assistance to all of Marion County and Indianapolis. The phone number is 317-926-4357. The primary program they offer is the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, which can provide money to pay for moving expenses, security deposits, and recurring rent for at most 18 months. Case management is also offered as part of this process. Read more on community action agencies in Marion County.

Flanner House of Indianapolis covers the near west side of Indianapolis. The Center for Working Families provides everything ranging from applications to free government or charitable grants to pay rent to LIHEAP, transitional housing, and other resources. The office is at 2424 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Street, Indianapolis IN, 46208. Struggling tenants or the homeless in the area can dial 317-925-4231 for information on rent or security deposit help, moving assistance and more.

Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek, located at 2990 West 71st Street in Indianapolis ((317) 293-2600) can offer services such as case management, housing counseling, information, and referral to non-profits and local charity organizations. Also find out about government rent assistance programs. While funding is limited, when money is in fact available, low income or struggling clients in crisis situations may apply for help with paying their monthly rent, mortgage, or utility bills too.

Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation provides financial help (for rent and other bills) to veterans and their families from SSVFP. Homeless prevention and rehousing, government grant, deposit or lease application fee help, and other aid is offered.

HVAF also offers apartments, low income housing, some emergency rental support, motel vouchers, or loans for paying bills. Assistance is also available if they are homeless. The rent and security deposit assistance, as well as other benefits is part of the Supportive Services For Veteran Families program. The agency is at 964 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis IN, 46204. Dial 317-951-0688. Or read more on the SSVF program.

Anna's House – People who live in the Stringtown area of Indianapolis can apply for rental assistance. Programs cover those living within boundaries: N-Michigan St.; S-Washington St.; E-White River Pkwy. Dial (317) 631-5504.

Harbor Light Center offers temporary housing, food, and more, along with case management. After a low income apartment has been located, get referrals to potential security deposits, grants or programs to pay for a portion of first months rent. (317) 972-1450.

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, located at 3333 North Meridian Street, can also assist with housing issues in Marion County. They offer pro-bono legal consultation and representation with landlord / tenant mediation, public benefits disputes (including section 8 vouchers) and eviction notices can all be dealt with. Low income, unemployed, and seniors may all benefit. Call (317) 429-4131.

 

 

 

 

American Legion of Indianapolis serves veterans and/or their immediate families. The non-profit may be able to offer emergency financial assistance to qualified veterans to provide for the basic needs of their minor children, including rent help, shelter, free food, clothing, furniture, and medical care. Call (317) 916-3605 or try (317) 630-1300 to apply for assistance, which of course is not guaranteed.

Marion County Continuum of Care (CoC) is a group focused on ending homelessness. Resources are available for stopping evictions, and can include money for paying rent arrears or legal mediation. Rehousing is also provided, such as placement into shelter, vouchers for motels, and utility or rental deposit help. Find eviction help in Marion County.

Catholic Charities Indianapolis, which is based on 1435 North Illinois Street in Indianapolis and can be reached at (317) 236-1512, can pay at most $25 towards monthly rent.

Crisis Centers in Marion County offer a number of services. They range from applications to grants for helping with rent to homeless shelters, job placement, furniture, and more. Single mothers, the sick, low income and others in a crisis can get help with their housing needs, including utilities, rent, mortgages, moving costs and more. Continue with Crisis Center rental assistance.

Indianapolis Housing Agency is involved in running the section 8 housing choice voucher program, or HCV. The non-profit, government affiliated agency runs the income based, rent subsidy that allows thousands of low income families, seniors, and disabled pay for an apartment or home. They also have information on home buying programs, public housing, ESG grants and other resources. Address is 1935 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Phone (317) 261-7200.

Marion County and Indianapolis Salvation Army Fountain Square can provide limited amounts of financial assistance to low income families and individuals who are in a financial hardship, who are in a short term crisis, or who are facing eviction or disconnection when funds are available.

Apply for immediate crisis assistance with paying your rent, utility bills, or other emergency financial needs (such as housing or disconnection) may be offered if all other means, government programs and other options have been exhausted. Address is 1337 South Shelby Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. Dial (317) 632-0156.

Rent help from Marion County Indiana Township Trustees

Each local town in Marion County has a emergency financial aid type program. It is almost a form of welfare. But there may be immediate government grants to help with paying past due rent, energy bills, or housing costs to stop an eviction or homelessness. Any funds are a last resort for residents of the town only.

Center Township Trustee
863 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone number of the rent program is 317-633-3610

Decatur Township Trustee
5410 South High School Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46221
Phone: 317-856-6600

Franklin Township Trustee
Center address - 6231 South Arlington Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46237
Phone: 780-1700

Lawrence Township Trustee
4455 McCoy Street,
Lawrence IN, 46226,
Dial 317-890-0011 for help with rent

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perry Township Trustee, Marion County
4925 South Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Phone: 317-788-4815

Pike Township Trustee, Marion County
5665 Lafayette Road, Suite C
Indianapolis, Indiana 46254
Phone: 317-291-5801

Warren Township Trustee
501 North Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46219
For rent or deposit help, or information on shelters, call 317-327-8947

Washington Township Trustee, Marion County
5302 North Keystone Avenue, Suite E
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Call 317-327-8800 for rental programs

Wayne Township Trustee
Address - 5401 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46241
Phone: 241-4191

Clay Township Trustee
10701 North College Avenue, Suite B
Telephone number - (317) 846-2773

By Jon McNamara

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