IndyRent Eligibility | FAQ

Am I eligible for this assistance program in 2022?

Assistance from the IndyRent program is available to Marion County, Indiana, renters who have experienced a loss of employment income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The IndyRent program is no longer accepting NEW or additional funding applications for rental assistance. The federal funding used to support the program is ending.

Active evictions are being prioritized with the remaining funds. Active eviction applications with a court case number and appeals to original applications will currently still be processed.

If you currently have an application in Step 4 (Reviewing Documents) or later it will be processed. You can check your application status here.

Indiana residents who live outside of Marion County should visit indianahousingnow.org to apply for rental assistance.

For rental assistance, you must meet these qualifications :

Be a renter in Marion County, Indiana.

Have experienced a reduction in employment income (or self-employment business income) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Have an active eviction with a court case number and filing date or appealing an original application.

Must be a household at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and be at risk of housing instability. Priority will be given to households below 50% AMI or residents who have been unemployed for 90 days or longer at the time of application. The relevant 2022 AMI values for this program can be found in the table below.

 

The maximum monthly amount of assistance cannot exceed Fair Market Rent (FMR). The relevant 2022 FMR values for this program can be found in the table below.

The IndyRent program is no longer accepting NEW applications for rental assistance. The federal funding that is used to support the program is ending.,

Active evictions are being prioritized with the remaining funds. Active eviction applications with a court case number and appeals to original applications will currently still be processed.

Starting on July 29, 2022 you can go to Indyrent.org and scroll down to the tenant section to begin an eviction based application.

Having a benefits letter from an approved program (TANF, SSI, EAP, SNAP, or HIP) from anytime since January 1, 2020, or a copy of your 2021 IRS tax return (IRS Form 1040) or other proof of income will assist in the review of your application. A past-due rent or utility bill may be used to document housing instability. A lease is also required.

Not at this time unless you have an active eviction. If you have an active eviction, with a court case number and filing date, you can provide your most recently approved application ID from 2021 or 2022.

You will be able to file a one-time application for additional funding. You cannot apply for additional funding if your application for additional assistance has previously been denied or your appeal was denied.

No. The IndyRent program is no longer accepting new applications for rental assistance. The federal funding that is used to support the program is ending.

Yes. Recipients of the renter’s portion of HCV and PBRA are eligible for this program if involved in an active eviction.

You will be contacted at the email address and / or phone number you provided during the application process. You can also check the status of your application using your unique application ID at indyrent.org/status-check.

You can provide your landlord with your application ID number and direct them to https://forms.indyrent.org/indyrent2021-landlord/ to verify your application as soon as your application is submitted.

If your landlord does not respond you will be contacted by email from noreply@indyrent.org to provide additional information via a Tenant Self-Funding Form to continue on with the application process.

For applications that are not currently in eviction landlords have 21 days or until August 12, 2022 to complete their portion, whichever is sooner. Tenants have until August 19, 2022 to complete the self-funding form.

An application is only complete once both parts are submitted: an original application plus a landlord verification OR tenant self-funding form. Landlord verifications and tenant self-funding forms can only be submitted after the initial application is received. A tenant self-funding invitation is sent to the tenant email provided on the application after a landlord receives the required number of notices and fails to respond.

You can track the status of your application any time online at indyrent.org/status-check.

If you are not in eviction proceedings, your application needs to be on Step 4 or later to be reviewed for funding after August 16, 2022.

No. The IndyRent program has stopped taking new applications as of July 21, 2022 unless you have an active eviction. If you have a court case number and filing date, you can still apply for one-time assistance.

No. If your tenant application was incomplete as of July 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. it cannot be finished.

If your application is waiting on landlord approval or a tenant self-funding form, those need to be completed by August 12, 2022 for landlords and August 19, 2022 for a tenant self-funding form.