LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — With Governor Holcomb’s moratorium for rental evictions and utility shutoffs ending Friday, those who have been affected can still seek help. The United Way of Greater Lafayette and the State of Indiana have funds available to assist those in need. People can contact the United Way’s COVID-19 Hotline number (call or text) at 765-201-0668 for assistance.
Assistance is also available through Indiana’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program. The program will provide up to $500 in assistance for four months. To be eligible, renters must meet the following guidelines:
- Lost their job or part of their income due to COVID-19
- Current household income, including unemployment, is less that the household income on March 6
- Have not received rental assistance from another source.
Go to www.indianahousingnow.org to fill out an application.
The City of Lafayette’s Utility Billing Office is also available to help with an extension of your monthly utility payment. For eligibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 765-807-1100 during regular business hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. You can also visit our website at www.lafayette.in.gov/ubo for assistance, which provides a link to the United Way’s COVID-19 Housing and Stability Hotline.