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Financial Help for Single Mothers

Nonprofit
Financial Help for Single Mothers

This website helps financially struggling single mothers with finding assistance through grants and government assistance programs. Services are free of cost.

Please call for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

Regional Health Systems

Find Shelter or Assessment

Meet with one of our Case Managers to assist you in finding immediate shelter or an assessment for housing

Mon & Fri
Tues & Thurs
Wednesday
Housing Assistance

Habitat for Humanity of NWI

Home Ownership Program

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana help families earning between 30 to 80% of the average income level, demonstrate a need for a home and agree to complete 300 hours of volunteer time which includes construction of their home, and are responsible for a 0% interest monthly mortgage payment and home maintenance. Through the homeownership education program and financial counseling, Habitat partner families are given the tools to be successful in this life changing opportunity. More information at nwihabitat.org/home-ownership or call our Family Services Coordinator 219-923-7265

Please call 219-923-7265 for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

NWI Veterans Village

Non-profit
Homeless Veteran Housing

NWI Veterans Village is a Permanent Supportive Housing program specifically for veterans battling homelessness. The property contains 44 single, multi-family units. All apartments are fully furnished, including all major appliances. There are no utility charges, electricity and water services are included. Free laundry machines are available for residents on all three floors. We offer free Internet service in our computer lab, as well as a weight/fitness room, community room/cafeteria, rooftop patio and urban garden. NWI Veterans Village is an LIHTC Section 42 Federal Housing First program. Rental charges are determined on an individual basis, and may not exceed 30% of a renter's annual income. The annual income limit for qualified applicants is currently set at $30,600. We provide a variety of Permanent Supportive Services, including on-site VA case management, informational presentations, community events, pantry supplies, counseling services, rental assistance, NA meetings, etc. Please call 219-951-0460 to make an appointment.

Please call 219-951-0460 for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance

Nonprofit
Homeownership Assistance

Please call 219-750-1206 for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

Salvation Army Retail Store - Merrillville

Nonprofit
Household Needs

Please call 219-736-6240 for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

Indiana Housing & Community development Authority

Nonprofit
Housing Assistance

Please call for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

Calumet Township Trustee

Government
Housing Assistance

M,T,W,TH
Housing Assistance

City of Hammond

Government
Housing Assistance

Please call 219-853-6300 for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

Northwest Indiana Community Action

Nonprofit
Housing Assistance

Please call 219-794-1829 for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

East Chicago Housing Authority

Government
Housing Assistance

Please call 219-397-9974 for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

Lake County Economic Development Department

Government
Housing Assistance

Please call 219-755-3000 for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

Gary Housing Authority

Government
Housing Assistance

Please call 219-881-6400 for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

Hammond Housing Authority

Government
Housing Assistance

Please call 219-989-3265 for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

Greater Hammond Community Services

Housing Voucher Program

Serving clients as usual during this closed period with only necessary face to face interactions by appointment only (scheduled in advance by calling (219) 932-4800 ext. 104). Documentation will be accepted in the following ways: 1. Drop off necessary paperwork in the outside drop box, located on the Cedar Ave side of the building 2. Upload necessary paperwork and email to: roseservices@yahoo.com 3. Mail necessary paperwork to the following address: GHCS, 824 Hoffman St, Hammond IN 46327

Please call 219-932-4800 for hours of operation.
Housing Assistance

Salvation Army: Gary-Merrillville

Non-profit
Mortgage/Rent Assistance

COVID-19: To keep our clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and in accordance with city and state guidelines, some programs at The Salvation Army Gary-Merrillville Corps Community Center are closed until further notice. Modified programs and services may still be available. Staff will be taking the canteen out March 29 to deliver food, hygiene items, and prayer at local apartment complexes from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. For the most up-to-date information, please contact us at 219-887-6588.

M-F
Housing Assistance

St. Vincent dePaul - Holy Spirit Conference

Faith-based
Mortgages/Rent/Temporary Lodging

Holy Spirit SVDP - Winfield Clients requesting emergency financial assistance for housing must call to request help; a billing statement/lease must be provided, either by fax or email. The Landlord must be on the Approved Landlord list and has submitted a W-9 Federal Form to our office to receive payment.

M, T, TH Office Hours
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Housing Assistance

Catholic Charities

Non-profit
Rent Assistance

COVID-19 Rental/Mortgage Assistance-Requirements -- Must have ALL 7 of the following documents to be considered for assistance: 1.Valid Indiana Photo ID (Driver’s License or State I.D.) 2. Current lease or current mortgage statement -- Lease must be for current year or mortgage statement must be dated in the last 30 days. 3. Warning Notice/Eviction Notice/Default letter-IF APPLICABLE *Renters: Copy of the 10 day to quit, or-warning notice, or eviction notice from landlord (must list your name, the amount owed, and the intended action) *Mortgage holder: copy of default letter, showing you are behind in your mortgage payments. 4. Proof of Residency (must provide ONE of the following documents with name and current address:) *A current utility bill dated in the last 30 days *A Hospital/Doctor’s bill dated in the last 30 days *A U.S. Mailed letter from a local, state or federal agency dated in the last 30 days 5. Proof of ALL Income and Benefits *Must provide documentation If you receive: Food Stamps/TANF, Supplemental Security Income (SSI/SSD/SSA), Child Support, Worker’s Disability or any other forms of benefits/income. *Paycheck stubs for the last 30 days 6. Proof-that household is affected due to COVID-19 Pandemic. *Must provide documentation from employer of layoff, reduction in hours etc. Documentation MUST be dated from March 2020 to present. *Must provide closure of childcare facility due to COVID-19 (if applicable) Documentation MUST be dated from March 2020 to present. 7. Proof of household members *If there are children in the household must show social security cards, current tax returns (1040 (not the W2’s) *All adult members of the household-must have valid I.D. and if a renter must have name listed on the lease as an occupant.

Open Mon-Fri, closed for all major holidays
Housing Assistance

St. John Township Trustee's Office

Government
Rent/Mortgage

We provide the following to qualifying residents of St. John Township (Dyer, Schererville, & St. John; including some unincorporated areas)

M-F Closed all major holidays
M-F Close all major holidays
Housing Assistance

Salvation Army: Hammond / Munster

Rent/Mortgage Payment

Clients can receive emergency financial assistance for a rent or mortgage payment. Clients will be referred to the Hope Network, a network of churches that pledge payments towards the bill. For eligibility information, please visit our website: www.salarmyhammond.org

Monday - Friday
Housing Assistance

Salvation Army: Hammond / Munster

Rental Assistance

Rent must be $300 or less or paid down to $300. Must provide current bill, current picture ID, proof of income, birth certificates for those living in the home, and rental lease. Available only for residents of Hammond, Munster, Dyer, Griffith, St. John, Highland and Schererville. Appointments only. Call 219-838-0380.

Monday - Friday
Housing Assistance

Salvation Army: East Chicago Corps & Community Center

Non-profit
Rental Assistance

The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to help with mortgage/rent, utility bills, clothing, medication bills, and other needs in order to keep families in their homes. For more information or support: contact our Corps Community Center at 219-398-2939

Monday to Friday
Monday to Friday
Evening Programs
Housing Assistance

Continuum of Care Network of NWI

TBRA

TBRA Program Tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA) is a rental subsidy that eligible households can receive to help afford housing costs such as rent and security deposits. The TBRA program at this time can not assist participants with utility deposits or utility payments. TBRA Program Information Project Specific Requirements - The applicant must be a resident who currently resides in the City of Gary. The applicant must be a family or individual who has critical and/or emergency housing needs, and falls into the very-low (50%) median income limit. What is considered critical or emergency housing needs; an individual or family that meets at least two (2) of the following risk factors: 1. Mental health and substance abuse issues; 2. Physical disabilities and other chronic health issues, including HIV/AIDS; 3. Young head of household (under 25 with children or pregnant); 4. Extremely low income (less than 30 percent of Area Median Income); 5. Significant amount of medical debt; 6. Sudden and significant loss of income. Lake County, IN 2019 AMI Area Median Income 0%-30% Income Limits Annual Household Size Household Income 1 $15,300 2 $17,500 3 $21,330 4 $25,750 5 $30,170 6 $34,590 7 $39,010 To find out more copy and paste the following link: https://cocofnwi.org/services

Housing Assistance