Deadline Approaching!

September 30th is the last day to submit a rental assistance application or reapplication! The state of Indiana will begin accepting applications in October for their program. More information along with a link to their website will be posted here soon.

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In need of rental assistance? Click the button below:

Rental Assistance Portal

Information about the Program

Elkhart County has provided instructions and a how-to video to guide renters in applying for emergency rental assistance. The information below should answer all of your questions.

If you are a renter and you:

  • do not have access to a computer or smartphone.
  • have questions about the application that could not be found in the information provided below.
  • have questions about the rental assistance program that could not be found in the information provided below.

Please call this number for assistance:

317-452-8363




How to Apply

Click on the buttons below to watch a video to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Rental Assistance Program Video Tutorial (English) Rental Assistance Program Video Tutorial (Spanish) Troubleshooting Guide


Important Rental Assistance Forms for Download

Please review all of these documents carefully. Contact Baker Tilly at 317-452-8363 for more information or to get questions answered. Buttons labeled "fillable pdf" can be filled out on a computer or mobile device instead of being printed and filled out by hand.


Program Assistance Prioritization

This program is funded through an award made to Elkhart County by the U.S. Department of Treasury through Section 501 of Division N of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.  Elkhart County has established procedures for reviewing applications that meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Applications go through two levels of review.

The first level review checks for program eligibility, application completeness and whether the applicant’s household has an income level at or below 50% of the area median income (AMI) or one or more people who have been unemployed for 90 days or more prior to the application’s submission. Applications that meet one or both of these criteria are given priority status.

The priority applications have their second-level review done first before any other applications but no application waits longer than a week for this review.



About the Elkhart County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

This project is funded through an award made to Elkhart County by the U.S. Department of Treasury through Section 501 of Division N of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Elkhart County has entered into a service agreement with Baker Tilly US to administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).

Program Overview

Elkhart County ERAP makes funding available to eligible households to apply to past due and future payments for rent, utilities (water, sewer, stormwater, gas, trash, and electricity), and internet. When possible, payments will be made on behalf of tenants directly to landlords and utility companies. The goal of this program is to increase housing stability in Elkhart County.

Funding is available for past due rent and utilities from April 1, 2020, to present, as well as up to 3 months' future rent and utilities from the date of application. Past due rent and utilities must be documented through statements and/or invoices from your landlord and utility service provider(s). Eligible applicants will be awarded a maximum of $1,500 per month for six months of past due rent and utility payments. Dependent on fund availability, the County may pay up to 100% of future rent and utility payments up to a maximum of $1,500.

Complete details of the program can be found here.


Customer Support

Should you have any questions about this service, please contact Baker Tilly at 317-452-8363.


Rental Assistance Portal