City of South Bend to host a walk-in rental and utility assistance clinic

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Councilman Henry Davis, Jr., Councilwoman Lori K. Hamann, County Auditor Michael J. Hamann, and Black Lives Matter of South Bend invites South Bend residents to a walk-in rental and utility assistance clinic.

The clinic will take place October 12 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Charles Black Center, located at 3419 West Washington Street.

By offering a walk-in event, they hope to spread awareness about the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program and provide the opportunity for those who have internet and technology barriers to participate in the program.

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

ERA can provide eligible tenants with up to eighteen (18) 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.

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