Family Promise of Hamilton County Updated COVID-19 Survival Guide
Updated: Apr 15
Family Promise of Hamilton County exists to help create stability in the lives of those who are homeless or at-risk. We are currently in a period of economic crisis, below is a guide to help you through. We hope this helps you to create stability, even through this difficult time. Please call, 317.774.5196 if you need more assistance.
Homeless: If you are homeless and in immediate need of shelter please call Family Promise to discuss your situation and how we can help you right now.
Rent/Mortgage: President Biden has signed an executive order asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to extend the federal eviction moratorium through March 31, 2021. If you are unsure if you qualify as covered under the CDC eviction moratorium, Neighborhood Christian Legal has developed a free tool to help determine if you are eligible and allows you to sign and download the CDC declaration to submit to your landlord. To access this free tool, please click here. You may qualify for mortgage or rental assistance through Family Promise or your Township Trustee may have funds to help. If you need assistance, please call Family Promise or your local trustee’s office.
Adams Township Trustee 317-758-1029
Jackson Township Trustee 317-984-3826
White River Township Trustee 317-984-9370
Washington Township Trustee 317-574-9490
Noblesville Township Trustee 317-773-0249
Wayne Township Trustee 317-773-3179
Clay Township Trustee 317-846-2773
Delaware Township Trustee 317-842-8595
Fall Creek Township Trustee 317-841-3180
Homeowners may qualify for financial assistance through Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund (HHF), which can provide with mortgage assistance up to $30,000. To view eligibility criteria or apply, please click here.
Utilities: If you have fallen behind on your rent some utility companies are working residents to come up with a repayment plan. We recommend contacting your utility company directly to inquire about setting up a payment arrangement or other repayment options that may be available. We recommend filing for the GSN Energy Assistance Program (EAP), please click here to download the application or see income requirements. If you need assistance filling out the application, please call us. Your Township Trustee may also have funds available to help.
Food: The Food Pantries in Hamilton County are still open and working diligently to meet your needs. Please click here to see the available pantries near you and for updates on how they are operating during this pandemic. Also, please apply for SNAP. SNAP provides food assistance to low- and no-income individuals and families living in the US. Funds are loaded onto a debit card to purchase food at the grocery store. To apply please click here. To see income requirements please click here. If you need assistance, please call Family Promise.
Unemployment: If you have lost your job and are unable to find another one, please file an unemployment insurance claim. To file a claim, please click here. Not everyone will be eligible, but you should try.
Temporary Financial Assistance: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a program that provides cash assistance and support services to families with children under the age of 18. If you are a family with children who has experienced a layoff, you should try to apply. To view income requirements, please click here. To fill out an application, please click here.
Childcare: The Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is a resource that will help pay for some or all childcare expenses if you qualify. For information about who is eligible for childcare assistance please click here. To fill out an application, please click here.
Jobs: We know you want and need to work as it is the only way for people to create and/or maintain stability. We will be posting job listings as we are made aware of them.
Healthcare: It may be possible for you to qualify for health coverage. To fill out an application, please click here.
· Keep the lines of communication open with your landlord.
· Utilize food pantries for food
· If you do not qualify for benefits now, do not get discouraged, you may qualify after 30 days without income
If you need assistance in an area that is not listed, please contact Family Promise at 317.774.5196.
Stay healthy, and please remember that will are all in this together and we will get through this together.