COVID-19 Resource Hub
Rental, Mortgage, Utility
& Transportation Assistance

La Porte County Trustees

Trustees help with food resources, utility assistance, rental and mortgage assistance, health insurance, and more.

To view an updated list of La Porte County Trustees click here.

Rental & Mortgage Assistance

Emergency Rental Assistance

The Rental Assistance Portal is currently accepting applications for the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) Program. This program can provide up to 12 months in rental assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent and utility payments for qualifying Indiana renters.
Apply at or call 2-1-1
If you don't qualify for IERA Contact your Township Trustee

Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Resources

IHCDA COVID-19 Update: Accepting applications for rental assistance! Click here.

Click here to view the most recent press release from the Home Team of La Porte County regarding rental assistance through the new state program, Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) Program made available (3.9.2021).


Additional Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program (Updated 3.9.2021)

Information for Indiana Landlords

Assistance Examples for the IERA Program

Information for Utility Providers

Information for Internet Providers

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the IERA Program


Additional Utility Assistance

Go to, learn about payment arrangements and resources.

Call North Central Community Action Agencies at 219.872.0351

Call Catholic Charities of La Porte County at 219.879.9312

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

DAV is currently accepting applications for aid through our COVID-19 Unemployment Relief program. If you are a veteran who has lost employment due to COVID-19, you can learn more and apply at

Our COVID-19 Unemployment Relief program was established to provide assistance to service-connected disabled veterans who have lost employment as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including veterans who are self-employed as contractors or small business owners. This critical aid is meant to help veterans pay bills, obtain food and provide for their families during this challenging time.

DAV will also continue to sponsor virtual job fairs to connect veterans with employers on a local and national level — learn more at And if you need assistance with VA claims or any other information about your veterans benefits, please visit to get in touch with a DAV benefits counselor. You can also speak to a service officer Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST by calling 1-888-604-0234.

La Porte City Transportation

TransPorte offers curb-to-curb service in the city of La Porte, Indiana. Call 362-6565 to schedule a ride up to a week in advance, or to request an ASAP pick-up. How much does it cost? TransPorte will take you from your origin to your destination for $3.25 (one-way). To reserve a ride, call 219-363-6565.