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Deadline for Indy rental assistance program quickly approaching

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 17:30:54-05

INDIANAPOLIS – The deadline for Indianapolis tenants to apply for the city’s rental assistance program is just a couple days away.

The deadline will be Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

The city has distributed more than $26 million in rental assistance to 12,202 households. The city expects to distribute the rest of the $30 million allocated by the end of the year. If it doesn’t spend the full $30 million, the remainder returns to the federal government.

The deadline for the landlords’ portion of the program is Wednesday, Dec. 9 – a week after the tenant deadline.

If you’ve already applied for the rental assistance program, you can check the status of your application by calling 317-912-1260 or by emailing indyrent@jbncenters.org.

“The Rental Assistance Program has made a tangible difference for thousands of Indianapolis families,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “But we know the need is greater than what we can offer with the existing CARES Act funds. We continue to implore Congress to step up and make sure homeowners, renters, business owners, and workers are protected from financial ruin.”