Housing and Food Resources

Section 8 Housing

This program provides eligible households vouchers to help pay the rent on privately owned homes of their choosing. A family receiving a voucher must pay at least 30 percent of its monthly adjusted gross income for rent and utilities. The vouchers are generally administered and can be applied for through local (city) housing authorities.

Damar Village

The Damar Village is a high-quality, affordable living community designed especially for individuals facing some of life’s greatest challenges. 

The Village of Merici

The Merici Village Apartments are affordable apartments for adults with developmental disabilities.

Individuals are independent with their own lease  This is not a segregated community but rather an opportunity for adults with various abilities meeting low income limits to live in the beautiful Lawton Loop Lawrence community!

  • Residents  live independently with or without supports depending on their need.

  • Residents needing supports can choose their own providers.

  • Support services are provided on a fee for service basis based on a person centered plan.

Coburn Place

We empower survivors of interpersonal abuse. We believe in starting with safe housing and letting them lead the way. We offer supportive services and lift survivors – and their children – up so they can soar. We serve everyone – cisgender, transgender and nonbinary survivors. We have transitional housing at our flagship building in Midtown Indianapolis, as well as in our community-based housing program.

Dress 4 Success

The mission of Dress for Success Indianapolis is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Habitat 4 Humanity

Greater Indy Habitat unites the community with people in need to provide the life-changing opportunity to purchase and own simple, quality, affordable homes. Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Hope Alive Fort Wayne

Our furnished rooms provide safe, low cost housing for women in transition suffering from mental health issues. Each unit consists of a private bedroom.

AES (Energy) Payment Assistance

The winter Energy Assistance Program (EAP) is a government program that runs from October through May. The Summer Cool program runs from June through August if funds are available. You must meet income guidelines to qualify for these programs.  

Indiana Food Pantries

List of food pantries around Indiana by city.

Connect 2 Help (2-1-1)

2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps Hoosiers across Indiana find the local resources they need. Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a navigator. We're here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Christamore House

The Christamore House provides the very best child and youth educational services, senior programming and life skills training to the residents of Haughville and the Near-Westside.

Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council (INSILC)

Vision: Lead an effective statewide independent living movement resulting in people with disabilities living without barriers, fully integrated in society.

The Childcare and Development Fund (CCDF)

CCDF is a federal program. It helps low-income families get child care so they can work, get training or go to school. CCDF helps families find quality child care they can afford.

Community and Home Options to Institutional Care for the Elderly and Disabled (Choice)

The CHOICE program provides home- and community-based services to assist individuals in maintaining their independence in their own homes or communities for as long as is safely possible.

SNAP/TANF Benefits (Eligibility Tool)

SNAP: SNAP benefits may only be used to purchase food

TANF: TANF may be used to purchase both food and non-food items (soap, diapers, hygiene, etc.)

INDYGo and OpenDoor

IndyGo offers half fare pricing to the following individuals with qualifying proof of eligibility:

  • Persons 65 and older with a Government Issued Medicare Card or IndyGo Half Fare ID Card.

  • Youth 18 and younger with a valid K – 12 Student ID or IndyGo Half Fare ID Card.

  • Persons with disabilities with an IndyGo Half Fare ID Card.

Open Door Eligibility

If riding fixed route transit service causes periodic or regular undue physical challenge for you, you may qualify for paratransit service. Eligibility is based not only on the presence of a disability or the use of a mobility aid, but on the effect the disability has on the applicant’s functional ability to board, ride, and disembark independently from a fully accessible local transit vehicle.

(all descriptions are taken from the organizations' websites)