News & Updates

New Utilities Assistance Policy Effective 11/8/2021!!

Utilities arrears (past-due) payments an cover past due utilities that have accumulated on or after April 1 , 2020. If utilities arrears exist that were accrued on or before April 1, 2020, arrears of twelve (12) or fewer months will be paid in full up to the maximum per household size. If arrears of fewer than twelve (12) months are paid, the remainder may be paid in three (3) month intervals by re-certifying ever three months with the household demonstrating the need for continued ERA assistance until the maximum allowable amount of assistance is exhausted.

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Application Deadline Removed!

The St. Joseph County Online Application Portal is currently accepting new applications. Because funds are limited, there is no guarantee of assistance.  Assistance will not be awarded after the funds have been exhausted

Amounts Awarded as of 11/15/2021

Submitted in Portal

Submitted in Portal 3817
Approved 1676

Amounts Awarded

Total Assistance $7,568,041.91
Arrears Rental Assistance $3,033,891.98
Forward Rental Assistance $3,740,932.61
Utilities $638,822.65
Other $142,734.29