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Community Resource Hub
Rental, Mortgage, Utility Assistance & Transportation

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 Update: Accepting applications for rental assistance! Click here.


Additional Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program 

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 & Emergency 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 provides information for disabled veterans at

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.


Medical-related Transportation Available Through Your Medicaid Insurance Provider 

For moms-to-be to schedule a trip to the doctor, pharmacy, etc., call Verida at 855.325.7586, (press 9 for Spanish). Regular business hours are Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Central Time. You need to call at least two business days before your appointment.  Before calling to schedule a ride have the following information available:

  • Member’s ID, full name and date of birth.

  • Telephone number where the member can be reached.

  • Pick-up address, including zip code.

  • Doctor or facility name and address, including zip code.

  • Telephone number of the doctor or facility.

  • Appointment date and time.

  • Any special transportation needs you may have (wheelchair, walker, vision-impaired, etc.).

  • An emergency contact's name and phone number.


Or book your trip online by using the Verida Member Portal at to register.  It is easy to login to see your scheduled trips and schedule new trips.  You can also cancel a trip or get help from a Verida representative.


Overview of transportation can be found at Indiana Family & Social Services Administration website at

Additional Transportation Programs


Paladin provides non-emergency, non-medical transportation services, Monday through Friday, 6 am to      6 pm. To schedule call 219.326.7889 between the hours of 8 AM to 3 PM. 

If you receive a voicemail message, leave a message that includes your name, date, time and length of appointment, and a call back number. If you are a recipient of Medicaid, please call the phone number on the reverse side of your insurance card to arrange transportation.


TransPorte offers curb-to-curb service in the city of La Porte, Indiana. Call 219.362.6565 to schedule a ride.

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.

Learn more about TransPorte

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