Rent assistance in Lake County Indiana.

Locate agencies and programs that provide rental assistance and low income housing in Lake County and Hammond Indiana. Individuals or families who are faced with an eviction, who need funds for paying security deposits, or who need emergency rental help do have some options available to them. Below are many of the leading organizations to call for housing and other financial assistance.

Most of the non-profit agencies and organizations in Lake County that are listed below specialize in administering rent and housing assistance. Many of the programs are focused on the low income, families with children, senior citizens, and disabled. However if you are facing eviction or a housing crisis you can call and see if you qualify for any type of government grant or other form of rent help. If an organization can’t provide the support you need, they can often refer individuals to other charities or government programs, including section 8 housing vouchers.

Catholic Family Services
Address - 6919 Indianapolis Blvd
Hammond, Indiana 46324
Telephone number - (219) 844-4883
Regardless of religion, they may have some emergency funds available for rent if the applicant has an eviction notice. In addition, case management, counseling, and referrals are offered to families in Lake County.

North Township Trustee, Hammond Office
Address: 5947 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, Indiana 46320
Phone number - (219) 932-2530
General assistance, which can include housing, energy, and rent, is available for town residents. Some clients may be issued a low interest loan for their rent or other bills.

Lake County Community Economic Development Department
Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Phone number - 219.755.3225
Get information on programs to either find low income housing, or to prevent evictions.





East Chicago Office
Main office - 2105 Broadway
East Chicago, IN 46312
Dial - (219) 398-2435

Salvation Army
Branch address: 8225 Columbia Avenue
Munster, Indiana 46321
(219) 838-0380
Administers several social services and assistance programs. Some of them include housing, funds for deposits, eviction prevention and rent help, and other aid.

East Chicago Department of Redevelopment
East Chicago, IN 46312
Phone (219) 397-9974

Hammond Housing Authority
1402 – 173Rd Street
Hammond, Indiana 46324
(219) 989-3265
Coordinates both local and federal government housing programs, including, but not limited to section 8 housing vouchers. These vouchers will help place families into affordable housing that is safe and sanitary.

Greater Hammond Community Services, Inc.
824 Hoffman Street
Hammond, Indiana 46327
Phone number - (219) 932-4800
The local community action agency, that is focused on self-sufficiency and long term assistance. Find rental assistance, food, household items, and much more.

Indiana State Department Of Agriculture - USDA Service Center, Crown Point
928 South Court Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
(202) 720-2791
Offers rent payment assistance for rural residents





Lake County Government - Lake County Economic Development
Address is 2293 North Main Street, A-311
Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Phone number - (219) 755-3225

Salvation Army East Chicago Service Center of Lake County
Main address is 513 West Chicago Avenue
(219) 398-2939
May have housing solutions, such as very limited rent, shelter, or information on local non-profit loans programs. Other aid can include transitional housing.

Continuum of Care Network of NWI (COC)
(219) 886-9966
This is a regional network that works to prevent evictions and homelessness. Rapid rehousing may also be offered. Get referrals to non-profits that may have help with paying security deposits or information on low income apartments. Other services may include government grants for rental expenses.

Northwest Indiana Volunteer Attorneys, Inc.
651 East Third Street
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 945-1799
Tenants facing eviction may get free legal aid and advice. Low income families, seniors, and the disabled may also learn about legal rights on deposits or missed rent payments.

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic of Lake County
Address 940 Broadway
Gary, IN 46402
Dial (317) 429-4131
Attorneys may offer free advice and representation.

Gary Department of Community Development
Gary, IN 46402
Dial (219) 8815075
The organization runs the federal government created Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. This resource can provide up to 18 months of rent help, hotel or motel vouchers, funds for moving costs and security deposits, and other housing assistance.

Soar Out Reach
Gary, IN 46323
Call - 219-882-4010





Government and charity homeless prevention services help tenants avoid an eviction. There is also help for homeowners as well as the homeless in Lake County. Clients can apply for grants for paying their rent or mortgage, utility bill help, and legal aid. There are also programs such as SSVF that offer rental assistance to veterans and resources for single parents. More Lake County Indiana homeless prevention programs.

Brothers Uplifting Brothers
Location - 6111 Harrison Street Suite 220
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Dial - (219) 985-2008

Lake County low income housing/shelter

The non-profit agencies and government organizations below can provide individuals with shelter, transitional housing, or information on low income housing units and assistance. They are committed to helping the lowest income or homeless in Hammond, Gary, and across Lake County gain some stability.

Hammond Housing Authority, Claude Street Shelter
Address 1402 – 173Rd Street
Hammond, Indiana 46324
Phone number - (219) 989-3265

Capes House
(219) 931-8223

Haven House
(219) 931-2090
One provides services for victims of domestic violence only

Homeless Youth Program
5727 Sohl Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
Telephone: (219) 933-2419 Or 933-1546

Rescue Mission, First Baptist Church
Location is 519 State Street
Hammond, Indiana 46320
Call (219) 932-5085


By Jon McNamara

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