Last Updated on September 16, 2022 by Cass County Communication Network
We’ve compiled the following list of housing resources from a variety of sources. This list is not all-encompassing. Contact the program’s coordinator for the most up-to-date information. If you have a suggestion you’d like us to add to the list, send us an e-mail.
Homeless Shelter – Emmaus Mission Center
This low-barrier shelter provides a safe and secure temporary home for men, women, and children. If you are looking for shelter your yourself or your family, contact Emmaus at (574) 739-0107 or visit 805 Spencer Street in Logansport. | More info
Homes for Rent
IndianaHousingNow.org is a free, state online resource for renters and property managers in Indiana. The dynamic search options allow you to find affordable, accessible and market-rate housing that will fit your needs.
Homes for Sale
See homes currently for sale in Cass County and listed with local realtors here.
Rental Assistance – Indiana’s Rental Assistance Portal is no longer accepting applications for the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) program. If you have already been approved for assistance through the IERA program, you will not be affected by this change. However, to continue receiving assistance through the program, you are required to recertify every three months.
Eviction – If you are facing eviction, you can go to www.IndianaLegalHelp.org for assistance. If you need housing counseling, call 2-1-1 to be connected with a provider in your area.
Utility Assistance – The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) helps Hoosier homeowners and renters pay their heat, electric and water bills: eap.ihcda.in.gov.
IHCDA Homebuyer Programs
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) offers programs that assist Hoosiers with making down payments, getting low-interest rate loans, and offering a tax credit. | More info
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (Rental assistance vouchers)
This program provides eligible households with vouchers to help pay the rent on privately owned homes of their choosing (that participate in the program). Eligibility for the Housing Choice Voucher program is based on a family’s household income. The voucher covers a portion of the rent and the tenant is expected to pay the balance. A family receiving a voucher must typically pay at least 30 percent of its monthly adjusted gross income for rent and utilities. In order to apply for the HCV program, you will have to apply to an open waitlist.
To apply for the Section 8 Voucher Program through the Logansport Housing Authority, use the following link: www.waitlistcheck.com/IN1143. Applicants can use the following link to check their application status: www.assistancecheck.com The Logansport Housing Authority can be reached at (574) 753-4666.
The Peru Housing Authority handles assistance in rural areas of Cass County (not Logansport) and can be reached at (765) 473-6601.
Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services
Area Five offers several programs related to housing.
The Energy Assistance Program helps low income families with the high cost of home energy. Income eligible families are provided a one-time benefit to their heating and electric companies to offset the high cost of utility bills during the winter months.
Area Five helps place people with housing needs in affordable apartments or housing. They also manage a low income senior housing project in Logansport called Bend In The Woods Estates. Built in 1996, Bend In The Woods has 48 one-bedroom apartments. | More info
The Individual Development Account (IDA) is a four year, matched savings program designed to assist individuals in achieving self-sufficiency through financial literacy, along with asset development and retention. The funds saved in the IDA can be used on an approved asset purchases such as a primary residence or non-cosmetic rehab of an existing primary residence.