Project Description

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA)

The Rental Assistance Portal is currently accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. This program designed to decrease evictions, increase housing stability, and prevent homelessness by helping renter households whose income has been negatively impacted by the pandemic with rent and utility assistance. IERA can provide you with up to 18 months of rental assistance. Qualifying applicants may also receive utility and/or home energy assistance, which includes help with paying utilities and home energy (fuel oil, wood, coal, pellets, and propane) expenses.

Income Guidelines for ERA:

Counties served by ICAP’s ERA Program:

Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Hancock, Rush, and Wayne Counties 

To apply for assistance, please visit or call our office to setup an appointment to complete your application. 

If you reside in Delaware, Henry, or Hancock please reach out to: Julie Telford at (765) 288-8732 extension 312, or email

If you reside in Fayette, Rush, or Wayne counties please reach out to Danielle Drew at (765) 692-0236 Extension 272, or email

Important Note: Renters living in Hamilton County and Marion County (Indianapolis) are not eligible to apply for the IERA program. Households living in these areas must apply for rental assistance with their local municipality unless an eviction case has been filed, in which case renters may apply to IERA for the Eviction Diversion Program.

Hamilton County –

Marion County –

“Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.”