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 IndianaHousingNow.org 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
Additional Utility Assistance
Go to www.nipsco.com/assistance, 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 dav.org/covidrelief.
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 jobs.dav.org. And if you need assistance with VA claims or any other information about your veterans benefits, please visit benefitsquestions.org 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.