RENT & UTILITY ASSISTANCE HOTLINE : 317-296-3742

If you are struggling as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19, we can help with rent, utilities, housing and basic needs.  Please reach out us by phone 317-296-3742, email info@familypromisehendrickscounty.org or complete our online assistance form.


Please utilize our COVID-19 Economic Survival Guide.  This will help you navigate through the economic impact.  Additional valuable information is below.  

Also check out How To Spend Your Stimulus Check


Evictions and Foreclosures

The State of Indiana has ordered no evictions or forecloses during the public health emergency!  Bills will accumulate. YOU CAN NOT BE KICKED OUT OF YOUR HOME!  YOUR RIGHTS

For all government involved properties (all 40 properties list here) and private properties you can not be evicted until August 1.  Government involved properties must give a 30 day notice before they file, but private landlords file on August 1.  Please reach out to us for help! 


Stimulus Check

There are lots of questions concerning who qualifies, what if you didn’t file taxes yet, when will you get your check and many more.  What if you have a new address or different bank account information?  To get answers to those questions and make changes to your personal information to ensure you receive the stimulus check, please click here!

If you have not filed for taxes for the years 2018 or 2019 because you did not meet the minimum income requirements, you can still apply by filling out a simple application for the stimulus check!

Use this form if you need to change your address to ensure the check gets to your current address.

Those needing to update the direct deposit information in order to receive payment will need to use the “Get My Payment” application which is expected to launch mid-April and can be found here.

Unemployment

Are you needing to file for unemployment due to a job loss?  Please click on the link below to file.  As of right now, it will take up to 3 weeks to receive your first unemployment check.  Apply HERE!


Food

Apply for SNAP HERE.  Everyone will receive the maximum in benefits per family size.  

Apply for food delivery if you are unable to shop or visit a food pantry HERE

There are food blessing boxes located in multiple towns in Hendricks Co.  These boxes are refilled by the community and are available for ANYONE in need!  They vary somewhat in size, but are roughly the size of a large mini fridge.  You can go any time of the day that works for you, which makes this good for those times when you need something immediately

Most food pantries are on “drive-thru” mode to try and help contain the spread of COVID-19.  Click on the link to see which are closest to you and hours of operation.  Food pantry list HERE.


Now Hiring!

Many businesses have cut back on hours or have closed, but that is not the case for everyone.  There are many companies that are needing help now more than ever!  Below is information for different companies that are needing help ASAP!  

Hendricks County Jobs HERE 

CraftMark Bakery – They are a commercial bakery located near the airport and are hiring for food manufacturing positions. Pay rates start at $16/hour for entry level positions. Candidates can apply online HERE  We have openings in Quality Assurance, Production, Sanitation, and Warehouse.  Apply now!

Sycamore Services – They are hiring Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) for their residential settings.  DSPs assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities develop daily living, self-help and social skills through individual-specific supports and community integration opportunities. Responsibilities vary based on the work setting.  If you are interested in these openings APPLY HERE !

Speedway Gas Station – There are many locations that are currently hiring right now!  if you are interested in applying, please click HERE.

Geodis – This logistics company has several warehouses in Plainfield and Clayton.  Right now they have 44 openings from material handlers, operators, team leads, customer service, supervisors, maintenance and more!  They have 1st and 2nd shift, full time and part time.  Interested?  Apply HERE.

Home Depot – Right now they are hiring for their Plainfield location with a pay range of $14.50-$15.50 for general warehouse workers.  If you are interested, please click here to apply!

Spherion Staffing – Right now, they have many openings in Plainfield, Indy, Greenwood, and other greater Indianapolis are.   Pay range is from $10-$19 with the majority of the jobs paying $13-$16.  They are looking for 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift and for more info and to apply, click HERE!

Papa Murphy’s – Currently hiring for crew members, shift supervisors, and store managers.  To see what is best and closest to you, click on apply!

Fed Ex – Hiring temporary workers for 28 hrs a week, but those who would like to stay on permanently are welcome!  Pay ranges from $15.30-$16/hr with 1st and 3rd shift openings!  Click here to apply!

Amazon – Needing 1,000 positions filled in the Indianapolis and Hendricks County area!  Hiring process is about 2 weeks from application to starting.  To go through Amazon directly, click here to apply.   To apply through Integrity Staffing with pay range of $17-$18.15, click here.

Kroger – Apply at jobs.kroger.com.  Right now, they aren’t able to post all positions on their website, so please just submit your application ASAP!  They are looking mostly for cashiers, stockers, and baggers.  From application to starting is a 4 to 5 day process.

Door Dash – Great thing about them is that there are no vehicle requirements!  Here are the requirements they do have.  1)18 or older  2)Any car, scooter, or bicycle (in select cities)  3)Driver’s license number  4)Social security number (only in United States)  5)Final Step: consent to a background check.  It takes about 1-2 weeks to complete the hiring process and starting and you must have insurance.  Apply here!

Walmart – Hiring 1,000 people for warehouses, stores, and distribution centers.  Go to careers.walmart.com to apply.  Normally the hiring process is 2 weeks, but they are pushing to complete everything in 24 hours!

American Senior Living Communities – Right now, there is a need for hospitality aides, cooks, servers, housekeeping, laundry services, student nurses and CNAs.  They also have FREE Nurse Aide training and benefits!  There are 15+ locations in the greater Indianapolis area and if you would like to apply, please click here.

CVS – CVS is looking to hire employees in several different categories: retail store associates, store managers, store supervisors, shift supervisors and store managers in training. The company is hiring full-time and part-time employees.  If you are interested in applying, please click on the link below! https://jobs.cvshealth.com/retail

Dollar General – Many Dollar General stores across the country are looking to hire now!  The company said it plans to hire 50,000 new employees to support the current demand.  In the greater Indianapolis area, there are over 150 openings!  Pay ranges from $8.50 – $9 and hiring process is about 1 week.  The DO accept felonies, which is a case-by-case basis, but no theft.  If you would like to apply, please click here.

Domino’s – This pizza company is hiring 10,000 people nationwide as many stay at home during the coronanvirus outbreak. Numbers of people ordering pizza for delivery and pickup is expected to grow significantly, so kitchen prep and delivery workers are needed!  Here is a list of locations so you can apply for the location closest to you! www.dominos.com 

GetGo – Giant Eagle, Inc. (GetGo) is hiring to keep up with demand during this public health crisis. The company is also giving employees bonuses at least through May 2. New employees will be eligible once they’re hired, as well. Find jobs at jobs.gianteagle.com.

Papa Johns – They are looking to hire new staff as the demand for home delivery increases. Applicants can apply, get hired and start making money immediately at most locations. Tips and mileage for drivers are paid out nightly. Apply at jobs.papajohns.com or text JOBS to 47272.

UNFI – In Johnson County, UNFI grocery wholesaler is hoping to hire workers for their warehouse in Greenwood. They send out 2,000 trucks a day to supply local supermarkets. The jobs pay between $15-$22 an hour and some positions include benefits. For information, click here: https://www.unfi.com/careers-home

Hendricks and Marion Co. jobs! – There are several types of employment available on this website from warehouse, health care, logistics, and more.  There are several locations in the greater Indianapolis area – Plainfield, Avon, Carmel, Fishers, and more.  Click HERE to see what great options are there for you!

Acara Staffing Solutions – Currently they are hiring for distribution associates for all shifts AND have sign on bonuses!  This is for Siemens Healthineers located in Plainfield.  Call Acra at 317.601.6908 or 317.419.1113 to sign up!

  • 1st shift – 6:30a-5p     2nd shift – 11a-9:30p                     3rd shift – 8p-6:30a
  • $500 sign on bonus   $50 weekly perfect attendance    $200 monthly stay bonus
  • Biweekly productivity bonuses

Child Care Vouchers

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, essential workers may need assistance with child care. If you work in an essential job function and you need to have child care in order to work, the Child Care and Development Fund can help.  If you are an employee for an essential business, like medical offices, grocery stores, and others please complete this survey. Families that qualify will be moved off the waitlist and receive vouchers for child care through CCDF-eligible providers. You can search for providers in your area with our Child Care Finder. 


Medicaid info

In response to COVID-19, some policy and program changes have been made to help ensure members of Healthy Indiana Plan, Hoosier Care Connect, Hoosier Healthwise, and traditional Medicaid are able to maintain continuous coverage in this critical time.  Here is more info below from FSSA!

Member Eligibility – Member health coverage will not be terminated during the public health emergency. Member coverage will only end if a member voluntarily withdraws or moves out of the state. This applies to all full coverage Indiana Health Coverage Programs. It does NOT apply to presumptive eligibility.  Presumptive eligible members must still complete a full IHCP application.

Cost Sharing – All cost sharing is suspended for the duration of the public health emergency. Members who typically had co-payments will not have any co-payments applied starting April 1, 2020. This applies to all IHCP programs including HIP. This includes pharmacy co-payments.

Premiums and POWER Account contributions will be waived for the months of March-August 2020.  This applies to the CHIP program, HIP and MEDWorks. All members who made payments for the month of March or any future months will have those payments applied as credits on their account when payments are required again.

Pharmacy – Pharmacies are now allowed to fill prescriptions with name brand drugs in the event that the generic drug the member takes is out of supply. Pharmacies can also now fill some prescriptions early and can fill maintenance prescriptions for 90-days, if requested.

Additional resources – Members with questions should contact their health plan (Anthem, CareSource, MDwise or MHS) using the information found on the back of their health coverage card, or on this web page. Questions can also be submitted via the web form found here.


Transportation

If you utilize IndyGo for transportation to work, get groceries, or other essential needs, as of 3/29/20, fares will be suspended(FREE) for the time being.  Riders are asked to board in the back to help with social distancing.  IndyGo is operating on a Saturday schedule for Mon-Sat and Sundays will remain the same.  They ask that if you are experiencing symptoms to not utilize this form of transportation.


Utilities

The State of Indiana has ordered until at least August 15:  utility services such as gas and electric, broadband, telecom, water and wastewater services are prohibited from discontinuing service to any customer during the public health emergency.  Bills will accumulate.


Phones

AT&T – No one will have their service terminated – internet or phone – due to non-payment.  Late fees will be waived due to economic hardships due to coronavirus.  For issues paying your bill, please call 800.288.2020.

Verizon – No one will have their service terminated due to non-payment caused by hardships from the coronavirus.  Customers that don’t have unlimited data are encouraged to connect to hotspots as these do not count against usage.

Sprint – No one will have their service terminated due to non-payment.  Late fees will be waived due to economic hardships due to coronavirus.  If you do not have unlimited data, you will be given unlimited data for the next 60 days (2 bill cycles) at no extra cost.

T-Mobile – All customers with data will be upgraded to unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days.


Internet

Comcast – There will be unlimited data plans for the next 60 days as well as free hotspots.  Click on the link to find a map of hotspot locations. No will be disconnected or pay late fees if you contact them to let them know you can’t pay the bill.  For low-income families:  If you are a new customer, you can sign up for Internet Essentials, which is normally $9.95/mth, but for the next 60 days will be free!

www.xfinity.com   1-800-xfinity

Spectrum – No termination for lack of payment or late fees due to coronavirus.  New customers can get 2 months of free internet and Wifi for households with students K-college affected by school closings. (Installation and pre-payment fees will be waived)  WiFi hotspots will also be opened up for use and click on the link for locations.   WiFi hotspots

www.spectrum.com 1-877-746-0941


For a wide, comprehensive list of resources in the county, please click HERE 

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