Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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St. Joseph County’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) is designed to decrease evictions, increase housing stability, and prevent homelessness by helping tenants whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 with rent and utility payments. 

ERA can provide eligible tenants with up to twelve (12) months of rental assistance. Utility assistance may also be provided to qualifying applicants for past due utilities (electric, gas, water, sewer, and trash) and home energy (fuel oil, wood, coal, pellets, and propane) expenses.

To Apply for Assistance: 


or contact one of our Partner Agencies listed below for additional assistance 

St. Vincent de Paul Society

520 Crescent Ave. South Bend, IN 46617

Phone: 574-234-6000

Web: https://www.svdpsb.org

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Inc.

1817 Miami Street, South Bend, IN 46613

Phone: 574-234-3111

Web: https://www.ccfwsb.org

REAL Services, Inc.

1151 S. Michigan St. South Bend, IN 46601

Phone: 574-284-2060

Web: https://realservices.org

Email: rentalassist@realservices.org

United Religious Community of St. Joseph County

501 N. Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601

Phone: 574-282-2397 x 2

Web: https://www.urcsjc.org/

Email: urcsjc@gmail.com 

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