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Rental assistance in Fort Wayne and Allen County Indiana.

Find how and where to get help with rent in the Allen County Indiana region. Locate charities, churches, and government agencies, including local trustees. Every town in Allen County Indiana offers general relief/rental assistance, funds for utility bills and other housing resources.

In addition to the local government programs, the region is served by numerous charities that help people who are facing a hardship. Find details below on the various eviction prevention services, section 8 housing vouchers, security deposit grants as well as emergency rental assistance programs in the Fort Wayne area. There are also free legal defense programs from lawyers.

Housing and rental programs provided may vary significantly by agency and town in Allen County, but in general the organizations will offer assessment, case management, referrals and limited amounts of financial assistance. The funds can be used to help pay rent or moving costs, or there is also security deposit help for section 8 apartments. Each location will have its own application process and conditions in place that need to be met by applicants.

Rent assistance from township trustees in Allen County. State law in Indiana requires that each and every city as well as town provide general assistance for residents to help people in an emergency situation or if they are facing some type of hardship. The phone numbers for the Allen County towns and cities to call for help are below. The exact amount and type of rental and housing services will vary by town, but in general they can include money for security deposits, vouchers for hotels or motels, shelter, money for back rent, and other expenses such as electric bills.

  • Aboite Township Trustee, 11321 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814, phone (260) 432-0970
  • Scipio Township Trustee, PO Box 163, Harlan, IN 46743, dial (260) 657-8001 Main
  • Springfield Township Trustee, 11021 Roberts Road, Harlan, Indiana 46743, phone (260) 657-3422
  • Madison Township Trustee, 11417 Edgewater Avenue, Hoagland, Indiana 46745, (260) 639-6052
  • Eel River Township Trustee, 3925 McComb Road, Huntertown, IN 46748, phone number (260) 637-0238 Main
  • Perry Township Trustee, PO Box 643, Huntertown, IN 46748, call (260) 449-3748
  • Cedar Creek Township Trustee, 10523 Hosler Road, Leo, Indiana 46765-0433, Main number (260) 627-5695

 

 

 

  • Monroe Township Trustee, 211 West Forest Street, Monroeville, IN 46773, phone (260) 623-3717
  • Adams Township Trustee, 120 Lincoln Highway West, New Haven, IN 46774, phone number (260) 493-2590
  • Jefferson Township Trustee, 1702 S Webster Road, New Haven, Indiana 46774, phone (260) 749-1360
  • Spencer Township Trustee, 6576 CR 64, Spencerville, IN, dial (260) 238-4428
  • Jackson Township Trustee, 618 Brobst Road, Woodburn, Indiana 46797, call (260) 632-7701
  • Maumee Township Trustee, 5311 State Road 101, Woodburn, Indiana 46797, call (260) 632-9977
  • Milan Township Trustee, 18208 Doty Road, Woodburn, Indiana 46797, call (260) 632-4511
  • Other towns also offer grants for paying rent as part of General Relief. Contact your local office to apply for help, or to learn about low income housing and other resources.

Allen County Catholic Charities, which is located at 915 S Clinton St, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802 and can be reached at (260) 422-5625. The charity offers the low income, immigrants and less fortunate housing assessment, referrals and also limited amounts of rental assistance. A major focus is on help single mothers, those fleeing violence as well as the elderly with housing or basic needs. Read more on Catholic Charities assistance programs Fort Wayne.

Community Action of Northeast Indiana also supports Allen County and Fort Wayne Indiana families. Address is 3029 E Paulding Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46816. In order to receive any help from this organization, applicants must have applied for financial assistance from their local town trustee within the last 30 days as referenced above. In either case, some Allen County residents will be issued a loan as a form of rental assistance. An extensive evaluation process is in place for potential clients. Dial (260) 969-3701.

Fort Wayne Indiana Housing Authority is at 7315 S Hanna St, Fort Wayne, IN 46816. Phone number is (260) 267-9300. The goal is to offer the low income and working poor good quality, yet highly affordable housing as well as needed superior services from section 8 vouchers. This is available to eligible low to moderate income members of the Fort Wayne community. Case managers at the housing authority also strive to maintain an atmosphere which encourages self-sufficiency of the resident, and the PHA also offers emergency section 8 HUD vouchers or income subsidized houses.

 

 

 

 

Vincent House can help families, including single moms or dads, successfully existing transitional housing or the currently homeless. Their may be funds for paying security deposits, moving expenses, first months rent, or energy bills. Address is 2827 Holton Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806. Dial (260) 456-4172

Lutheran Social Services of Allen County may have emergency financial assistance, loans, or rent help as a last resort. This is only offered when public funds or government grants for meeting those rental needs are not available. Main phone - (260) 426-3347. LSS is based at 4031 N Clinton St, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805.

Rapid Rehousing as well as Homeless Prevention is across the county. There is everything from ESG grants to pay rent, utilities, security deposits, or storage costs. The Lutheran Foundation is a shelter, there are free motel vouchers, loans, and case management. Everything from emergency money for rent to legal aid and even mortgage help is offered. More on Allen County IN homeless prevention.

Indiana Legal Services - Provides free representation as well as legal guidance to low income residents and seniors. The pro-bono, mostly volunteer lawyers are based at 110 W Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Get help from attorneys with applying for benefits such as section 8, housing issues, help for eviction, and other civil issues. Call (260) 424-9155.

Fort Wayne Salvation Army Social Services as well as Rent Assistance Program is offered to people with an eviction and who have no other resources available. Emergency assistance is offered; appointments are on Mondays or early in the week and are limited. There is also homeless shelters, free motel vouchers, and furniture for renters or tenants. Call (260) 744-2311 for specific details on this program. The Christian Charity is at 2901 N Clinton St, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805.

Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network can help homeless families get emergency lodging as well as stability around housing, budgeting, and employment. When stable, referrals to first months rent, security or utility deposits may be offered from 2925 E. State Blvd. Fort Wayne Indiana 46805. Dial (260) 458-9772

Allen County Division of Family Resources is the social service agency. There is information on ESG grants for renters or the homeless, TANF cash assistance, the IMPACT program and so much more. A focus is on very low income families, the disabled and elderly. Address is 201 E. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne Indiana 46806. Call 1-800-403-0864.

 

 

 

 

Brightpoint Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) of Allen County is a housing and self-sufficiency service for veterans. Get help locating safe and affordable housing, information on rental or mortgage assistance and more. The non-profit is at 227 E Washington Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. They also assist with applications to VA benefits, government grant money, and other financial aid. Call (260) 423-3546.

Fort Wayne Division of Community Development and Housing and Neighborhood Services administers several housing focused programs. There is rental assistance, home repairs, information on how low-income families can purchase a house and more. Or learn about resources such as homeless prevention and rapid rehousing. Call 260-427-1127 or (260) 427-1111.

By Jon McNamara

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