Local Resources

Shelter & Low Income Housing

Citizens Concerned for the Homeless

An organization comprised of Sand Castle Shelter, Grace Learning Center, and Keys to Hope. Sand Castle Shelter addresses the “invisible” crisis of homeless children and families in our community. Grace Learning Center provides assistance in developing skills necessary to gain entry-level and advanced level jobs. Keys to Hope acts as a central access point for social services and resources including appropriate public aid, health insurance, and housing as well as offers free showers and laundry amenities to active participants.

North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.

This is a private, not-for-profit Corporation established to address the issues and concerns facing low-income people in Counties of LaPorte, Starke, Pulaski, Porter, Newton, Jasper, and Cass. Through the program and services available, they strive to enable economically disadvantaged people to become self-sufficient and less dependent on public assistance. 

Indiana Housing Now

This is a free, state online resource for renters and property managers in Indiana. The search options allow you to find affordable, accessible, and market-rate housing that will fit your needs. In addition, the Rental Assistance Portal is currently accepting applications for the Emergency Solutions Grant CARS Act (ESG-CV) rental assistance program. This program can provide up to 6 months in rental assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent payments for qualifying renters.

Low Income Apartments

Provides the most complete database of Federal housing assistance and affordable housing data in La Porte.

Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network

If you’re an Indiana homeowner who’s fallen behind on your mortgage payments or are unable to make future payments due to involuntary financial hardship, this federally funded program can provide assistance.

Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) Program

The IERA program is designed to decrease evictions, increase housing stability, and prevent homelessness by helping renters whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 with rent and utility assistance. IERA can provide eligible renter households with up to 12 months of rental assistance. Utility Assistance and assistance with past due expenses for internet/broadband are also available.

National Domestic Violence Shelter

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Call the Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). 

Housing Opportunities

Housing Opportunities is a community-sustained nonprofit that resolves and prevents homelessness for adults, children, and seniors in Porter and LaPorte counties. 

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