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Rental assistance in St. Joseph County Indiana.

Find emergency rent help and housing assistance programs from charities, churches, and government organizations (from towns) throughout St. Joseph County. Not only may financial help but offered, but there are other resources such as free legal aid to stop evictions, ESG grants to pay security deposits, low cost loans for paying back rental expenses, energy help, and more. Find rent assistance programs in South Bend and St. Joseph County IN below.

A number of program are offered. Find where and how to get funds to stop homelessness, hotel vouchers or pay for a new home or apartment, including no-wait list homes or section 8. Most of the housing resources are in the South Bend area, but there is assistance countywide including at college student apartments/homes.

Whether money to as a form of emergency rent help or HUD section 8 vouchers for income subsidized homes, there is assistance. Most of the rent or security deposit help is for those with a job. Or the vulnerable such as the elderly, disabled, or single moms and dads in St. Joseph County.

There are also charities and government grants that help college students with their rent, utility bills, and housing needs. If a resource can’t assist you below, then find other ways to get rental assistance.

Organizations in South Bend IN area that help with rent

Department of Community & City of South Bend Economic Development
Address is 501 Alonzo Watson Drive
South Bend, IN 46601
Call (574) 235-9346
They help builder develop low cost housing, have referrals to grant programs and homebuying loans, and information on government rent help.

Free legal aid and attorneys to stop evictions, or deal with housing issues, or located throughout St Joseph County. There are college students (with professional help) at Notre Dame as well as pro-bono law firms. They help with section 8 applications, housing discrimination, and other legal matters. Volunteer Lawyer Network is at P.O. Box 1358, South Bend, IN 46624. Call (574) 277-007 as well as Indiana Legal Services at 227 S Main St Suite 200, South Bend, IN 46601. Call  (574) 234-8121. Or try Notre Dame Clinical Law Center - phone 574-631-6704.




Salvation Army St. Joseph County Kroc Center
Social service office is at 900 W Western Ave
South Bend, IN 46601
Main phone is (574) 233-9471
Programs range from a homeless shelter to emergency rent, medical, and utility help. There is also case management, free motel vouchers (when resources allow), food, and other financial assistance. Find more details on St. Joseph County Salvation Army housing assistance.

La Casa de Amistad
46 S Meade St,
South Bend, IN 46619
They only help residents of the city (574) 233-2120
A major focus is on helping youth, teens, and single moms or dads. One time rent help, legal aid, DV services, storage help, and other financial aid may be arranged. They also help Spanish speakers and immigrants.

REAL Services, Inc.
Community Action Agency address is 1151 S Michigan St
South Bend, Indiana 46601
(574) 233-8205
They are the community action agency for St. Joseph County. Government grants for paying rent or mortgages, loans, anti-poverty programs, job placement, and many other programs. A major focus is on homeless prevention, employment, and referrals.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul South Bend and St. Joseph County
520 Crescent Ave
South Bend, Indiana 46617
Various churches and volunteers are part of the SVDP rent and housing programs. Call (574) 234-6000





Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne as well as South Bend Indiana
Location is 1817 Miami Street,
South Bend, IN 46613
For details call 574-234-3111
Assistance programs range from free furniture for a home or apartment to money for rent, food, or transportation. There is clothes, free household items such as beds, pregnancy services and of course financial assistance for rent due. Or get mortgage security deposit help, funds for heating costs and other bills.

United Religious Community of St. Joseph County helps people regardless of their faith. The main address is 501 N. Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601. Donations allow the religious charity to assist with everything from rent to storage costs, a mortgage payment, furniture needs and other bills. The churches also house the immigrants as well as homeless. Call 574-282-2397 x 2.

South Bend Housing Authority
501 Alonzo Watson Dr
South Bend, IN 46601
Phone number - (574) 235-9346
The HUD approved agency offers section 8 HCV, public housing, rent subdisized homes, FSS, and other housing resources. A major focus is on seniors, the poor, and disabled.

St. Joseph County’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) is run in partnership with the government as well as local charities or non-profits. They work to prevent evictions or foreclosures. When qualified, and when funds exist, up to several months of rent, utilities, water, or other housing bills can be paiud. Call 574-234-6000, the united way 211 or 574-284-2060 for applications.

Short term and emergency housing in South Bend indiana

There are several charities and organizations that give the homeless, and others in need such as women fleeing violence, shelter or a motel room. Transitional housing programs are also offered - all these can lead to future rent assistance or vouchers too once the situation stabilizes. Or find more on hotel vouchers for homeless.

Hope Ministries, 432 S Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601. Call (574) 235-4150. They offer homeless shelter, substance abuse, meals and support to the most vulnerable.

St Margaret's House address is 117 N Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601. Main Phone: (574) 234-7795

Our Lady of the Road helps the homeless, and struggling college students. Showers, a bed to sleep, referrals to transitional housing, hot dinners and more. Address is 744 S Main St, South Bend, Indiana 46601. Call 574-235-0623.




Robert L. Miller, Sr. Veteran's Center offers addiction treatment, free housing, VA benefit applications and other support. Location is 747 S Michigan St #3101, South Bend, IN 46601. Phone (574) 968-5349

Center For the Homeless is a free homeless shelter. Also get counseling, budgeting, health care, showers, and information on future rent or deposit assistance. 813 S Michigan St, South Bend, Indiana 46601. Telephone (574) 282-8700


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