Housing Stability Services Referral
Get connected to the housing services you need
As part of our mission to promote and foster stable, long-term diverse communities in our service area, South Suburban Housing Center has created this page for renters and homeowners to find the resources they need to maintain housing.
Please note that South Suburban Housing Center is not an agency partner and will not be able to answer questions specific to the following programs.
Select from the following options to view available resources in Lake County, Indiana:
Indiana Homeowner Assistance Fund
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority is now accepting applications for Indiana Homeowner Assistance Fund (IHAF). IHAF is a mortgage payment assistance program for eligible Indiana homeowners in all 92 counties experiencing a hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the website to check your eligibility, find out more, and apply.
Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance
THE PROGRAM IS NOW PAUSED
Learn more about the IERA Program Here
Sign up to be notified when it reopens
This program can provide up to 18 months of rental assistance to help cover past-due and ongoing monthly rent and utility payments for qualifying Indiana renters.
Important Note: Renters living in Hamilton County and Marion County (Indianapolis) are not eligible to apply for the IERA program. Households living in these areas must apply for rental assistance with their local municipality unless an eviction case has been filed, in which case renters may apply to IERA for the Eviction Diversion Program.
Housing 4 Hoosiers
A program of Prosperity Indiana, Housing4Hoosiers is a renter resource program created to promote educational information about tenant/landlords’ rights and responsibilities in Indiana. The H4H website provides links to local and state rental assistance programs, updates on the CDC Eviction Moratorium, and Legal Assistance Information.
Indiana Legal Help
Indiana Legal Help is a project of the Coalition for Court Access, and the website provides contact and general information for legal aid agencies assisting with:
- Consumer Law
- Senior Rights
- Disability Rights
- Civil Liberties
- Domestic Relations
- Child Services
- Environmental Issues
Indiana Low-Income Home
Energy Assistance Program
Learn about the LIHEAP Program Here
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) can help Indiana residents pay heat and electric bills. EAP is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) called the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). While the application period closed on May 16, 2022, if you are in need of assistance visit this website to find your local service provider using their map.
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
Website & Direct Links:
Mobile Market Information
Find your food bank partner agency
Each month, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana serves more than 23,000 individuals through 100+ partner agencies and programs. If you are experiencing food insecurity, visit the Food Bank’s website to find your local food bank’s scheduled days and hours.
(219) 937-5055—North Lake County
(219) 769-5055—South Lake and Porter County
Everybody Counts is a disability resource center providing peer counseling, independent living skills training, individual advocacy, information and referral and transition services to Lake and Porter County, IN.