Eviction Diversion Programs

Eviction Diversion Programs are designed to keep residents who fall behind on their rent during the COVID-19 crisis in their homes. The housing assistance programs provide rental assistance for renters who have been impacted.

Michigan

Michigan renters that are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 are eligible for rental assistance of past due rent that is due after March 1st, 2020, up to $3,500 and one month rent going forward. To get more information, please click here. 

Indiana

Indiana renters residing outside of Marion County who have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and are struggling to pay rent should apply for assistance through the Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program administered by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. Low-income renters outside of Marion county, who have been impacted by COVID-19 medically or financially are eligible for an Emergency Solutions Grant as well. For more information about both programs, please click here and here.

Indianapolis 

Indiana renters who reside within Marion County who have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and are having difficulty paying their rent are eligible for City rental relief efforts. The program allows for up to 3 months of rental payments, including back rent starting April 1st, 2020. For more information please click here.

Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly dedicated $396 million of its $3.5 billion in federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) dollars in its fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget to COVID-19 related rent and mortgage assistance. To get more information, please click here.

Wisconsin

Governor Evers announced a partnership with CAP services and 15 other community action agencies in Wisconsin in May. The program will provide eligible applicants up to $1,000 per month for 3 months for rent and/or security deposits. Click here for more information. Click here for eligibility requirements.

Delaware

Governor Carney has issued a moratorium on evictions, late fees and utility shutoffs until the State of Emergency is lifted in Delaware. The State has also put out a Housing Assistance Program to help with rental payments, but the applications are currently on hold as they received an overwhelming response. Please click here for for the most up-to-date information.

Baltimore, Maryland

Although the application for rental assistance payments are closed, if you or your family are in imminent risk of homelessness or losing housing, you can apply for eviction prevention support through the Baltimore City Community Action Partnership (CAP) office. Click here for more information.

Minnesota

Minnesota has allocated $100 million to create a new housing assistance program to prevent evictions, prevent homelessness and maintain housing stability for individuals and households impacted by COVID-19. These housing assistance funds can only be used for eligible expenses incurred between March 1st, 2020, and December 30th, 2020. Click here for more information.

Minneapolis

Mayor Frey, in partnership with City Council and City leadership, is dedicating more than $5 million for Minneapolis residents and businesses hit hardest by this crisis. Click here for more information.

New Jersey

The eviction moratorium in New Jersey will continue until two months after the end of the COVID-19 emergency. Governor Murphy has also announced an executive order allowing renters to direct their landlords to use their security deposits to pay their rent or shortfalls in rental payments. In addition, the state has an emergency rental assistance program geared towards low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or who have become unemployed due to COVID-19. Although the due date for applications has passed, please periodically visit the State of New Jersey website for updates as to when they are accepting new applicants. Click here for more information.

Pennsylvania

In late May, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) received $150 million in CARES rental assistance funding. PHFA has identified organizations in all 67 counties to process the large number of rent relief applications. Applications are still open. Click here to locate your county contact.