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Indianapolis pauses rental assistance applications after huge response

The city received more than 10,000 applications in the first three days, and said it will take at least a week to go through them.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis is putting a pause on accepting new rental assistance applications, after receiving more than 10,000 since the system opened Monday.

The city will take the next week to try and process those applications.

During that time, people can still submit their information to be contacted when the site is taking applications again.

The program uses money from the CARES Act and a $10 million commitment from the Lilly Endowment. People could be eligible for up to 3 months of rental assistance to people whose jobs were affected by the coronavirus. 

There are qualifications that residents must meet in order to take advantage of the program:

  • Must be renting and not paying a mortgage
  • Must live in Marion County
  • Must have reduced income due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Cannot be receiving other rental assistance like a housing voucher

For information on how much you could receive and other questions, click here.

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