You will survive this economic crisis!  The mission of Family Promise is to create stability in the lives of those who are struggling.  Below is a guide to get you through the economic crisis we are currently experiencing.  These steps will help!  Call us and we will walk you through the process along with helping with rent, utilities, jobs and transportation.  All of this to help you create sustainable stability, even through all of this uncertainty.   Call:  317-296-3742

Homeless  Please call Family Promise and we will help find immediate temporary housing and opportunities for your own home.

Stimulus Checks 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.

Rent/Mortgage  Right now, you will NOT lose your home.  If you are unable to pay, contact your landlord and explain the situation.   If your landlord is telling you to leave, stay and call Family Promise.  It can’t be enforced.  The State of Indiana will not allow any eviction or foreclosure filings anywhere in the state.  You will have to pay eventually, so it is best that you do not get behind.  You can receive assistance for rent and mortgages at Family Promise.  Your Township Trustee may have funds to help.  Find your Trustee by calling Family Promise or hereKnow 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.  

Rent and Utility Assistance Hotline:  317-296-3742

Utilities  Until at the earliest August 15, your utilities will not be disconnected and some late fees will be waived.  This includes electric, gas, internet, phones, water and sewage.  But, the debt incurred is not forgiven.  You will have to pay eventually, so let’s try not to get behind now.  First file for the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) to help pay this bills.  Application is here.  Income requirements for EAP assistance here.  Family Promise can help you complete the application.  Call us.  Your Township Trustee may also have funds to help.  Find your Trustee by calling Family Promise or here.

Food  Food Pantries here or call Family Promise.  Please apply for SNAP.  Everyone is receiving maximum benefits right now.  This is a debit card loaded with funds to purchase food at grocery stores.  Income requirements here.    Apply here or call Family Promise.

Unemployment  Please apply for unemployment if you lost your job and are unable to find another one. Not everyone is eligible, but you should try.   Apply here or call Family Promise.

Temporary Financial Assistance  TANF is a government program that will provide a small income to you if you have children and have very limited income or assets.  If you have children and no income, you should try.  This is also a way to receive childcare vouchers for free childcare called CCDF.   Apply here or call Family Promise.

Childcare Vouchers (CCDF). This is difficult to utilize right now due to the lack of childcare, but you can still apply. This fund will pay for some or all of your childcare expenses if you qualify.  Apply here or call Family Promise.  If you are an essential worker, apply HERE.

Jobs. We know you want to work and it is the only way you will be able to create stability.  Immediate Job Opens under our Relief Resources.

Health Care  It may be possible for you to qualify for health coverage.  Application is here. If you already receive Medicaid, you can not be discontinued during this pandemic.   Hope Healthcare in Avon can also help the uninsured.  Please call at 317-272-0708

Helpful Tips  Talk to your landlord!  Negotiate with your insurance company.  If you don’t qualify for benefits now, you may after 30 days without income so reapply.

More Relief Resources or call Family Promise at 317-296-3742.

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