Application for Rent & Utility Assistance due to Covid-19

Currently our application appointments are full through the end of September. We may open more appointments as available in the next few weeks. Please check back often to see if the application is available.

In the meantime, please gather the needed documents so we can efficiently process your application when more times are available.

Thanks to the city of South Bend and the United Way of St. Joseph County, the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County is the recipient of relief funding due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Society will use these funds to provide  Rent and Utility Assistance to residents impacted by COVID-19.

Assistance Services
The St. Vincent de Paul Society can provide Rent and Utility Assistance to residents of St. Joseph County and the City of South Bend that have been impacted by a COVID-19 job loss or hours reductions.  Funds are available on a limited basis and income guidelines apply. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Proof of direct impact by COVID-19

  • At of below the income level based on the eligibility chart.

  • Proof of residency in the City of South Bend or St. Joseph County


What You Need

  • Income verification​​

    • Pay stub

    • Medical insurance card

    • Food Stamp Card; or

    • Self-declaration of gross family income and household size of all household residents age 18 years or older 

  • Proof of residence in St. Joseph County or City of South Bend

    • Government Issued ID

    • Utility bill, lease, or other bill with your name and current address  

  • Documentation of loss of income due to COVID-19 and after March 6, 2020 (one of the following)

    • Separation letter, or

    • Unemployment statement, or

    • Two Pay Stubs, one before and one after reduction in hours.

 

How to Apply

Currently our application appointments are full through the end of September. We may open more appointments as available in the next few weeks. Please check back often to see if the application is available.

In the meantime, please gather the needed documents so we can efficiently process your application when more times are available.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County

520 Crescent Avenue

South Bend, IN 46617

574-234-6000

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