- State Data Overview
Across Indiana, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households (ELI), whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income (AMI). Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of their income on housing. Severely cost burdened poor households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions.KeyFacts214,076Or27%Renter households that are extremely low income$25,100Maximum income for 4-person extremely low income household (state level)-132,329Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters$33,346Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.71%Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
- State Level Partners
Become an NLIHC State Partner
NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.
Inquire about becoming a state partner by contacting [email protected]
- Housing Trust FundHTF Implementation Information
NLIHC continues working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia who will mobilize advocates in support of HTF allocation plans that benefit ELI renters to the greatest extent possible. Please contact the point person coordinating with NLIHC in your state (below) to find out about the public participation process and how you can be involved. Email Brooke Schipporeit with any questions.Current Year HTF Allocation
$3,625,159HTF State Resources
State Housing Profile
Congressional District Housing Profile
Research and Data
National Housing Preservation Database
The National Housing Preservation Database is an address-level inventory of federally assisted rental housing in the United States.
Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes
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- COVID-19 ResourcesCOVID-19 Resources
Many cities and states are establishing rental assistance programs to support individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. This tracker links to news reports of various city, state and philanthropic rental assistance programs that are being established during the pandemic. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of rental assistance.
City Description Source Evansville The city is set to receive more than $700,000 for rent assistance and other homelessness prevention efforts and to support homeless shelters. https://tinyurl.com/y9qwhute Columbus The Columbus Board of Works and Public Safety has set aside $200,000 to provide emergency financial assistance to pay rent and utility bills for local residents Initially, the city will attempt to limit expenditures on rental or utility assistance to $125,000. However, an additional $75,000 has been set aside in the event that more assistance is required. https://tinyurl.com/y9cndtwa
Across the country, homeless service providers are struggling to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to follow public health guidelines and help ensure people’s safety, some shelters are being forced to reduce services, restrict admittance, or close entirely. The loss of these critical resources puts people experiencing homelessness at even higher risk of illness. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of shelter closings.
Below is a list of shelters that have had to majorly alter services or completely close:
No information at this time.
Concerned about the potential wave of evictions after the statewide moratorium ends, the Hoosier Housing Needs Coalition is urging Governor Holcomb to extend the eviction moratorium and establish a statewide emergency rental assistance.
Advocacy groups, including Prosperity Indiana, an NLIHC state partner, are urging the state to create an emergency rental assistance fund to help low-income renters. Indiana allocated money to its Hardest Hit Fund, which helps homeowners pay mortgages, but the fund does not assist renters.
Marion County will receive $8.6 million in federal coronavirus relief funding, which will be used to provide rental, utilities, and food assistance for low-income residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly $2.8 million will be dedicated to homelessness prevention, including the cost of non-congregate shelters and up to two years of rental assistance and wraparound services.
A spokeswoman for Indianapolis told the IndyStar that the city is in the process of establishing a contract with a local hotel to house people experiencing homelessness who are older or have underlying medical conditions.
Prosperity Indiana, an NLIHC state partner, and several key partners have formed the Hoosier Housing Needs Coalition to advocate for housing policy solutions that ensure an equitable response and recovery to the pandemic. The Hoosier Housing Needs Coalition is focusing its efforts on making recommendations concerning short-term emergency rental assistance and homelessness prevention.
A group of 17 Indiana housing providers and advocacy groups sent a letter to Senator Todd Young (R-IN) urging him to support $100 billion in emergency rental assistance in the next coronavirus relief package.
Seventeen housing providers and advocacy groups, including Prosperity Indiana, an NLIHC state partner, sent a letter to Senator Todd Young (R-IN) urging him to include $100 billion in emergency rental assistance in the next coronavirus response bill.
Hoosier Action, a grassroots group focused on addressing the needs of Indiana residents, held a virtual meeting to discuss the resources needed to help low-income residents or those without permanent housing during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
Fort Wayne will use federal coronavirus relief funding to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness. The funds will be used to provide temporary shelter for women experiencing homelessness; emergency housing through hotel vouchers; quarantine shelter; deep cleaning and sanitizing services, PPE, and other supplies for local shelters.COVID-19 Resources Other
What to Know About Housing and Rent During the COVID-19 Emergency? https://tinyurl.com/y74ox85d
Arbor Realty Trust launched an innovative $2 million rental assistance program to help thousands of tenants and families significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Arbor is contributing $1 million to the program and participating borrowers will match Arbor's advances to its tenants in need to help fill the rent gap during the hard-hit months of May and June. Together, the partnership program will provide $2 million in relief. https://tinyurl.com/y9r6x9vb