Rent and Mortgage Assistance

  1. Catholic Charities

    6919 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Sister Barbara Sable     
    Hammond IN - (219) 844-4883

    East Chicago, IN - (219) 397-5803                 

  2. Catholic Family Services – serving East Chicago & Whiting
    3901 Fir Street, East Chicago, IN
    Maria Lopez
    (219) 397-5803

    Rent, mortgage, food and NIPSCO assistance.

  3. First Presbyterian Church
    8727 Delaware Avenue, Highland, IN 46322
    Rev. Dr. Laura B. Reason
    (219) 838-6850

    Food pantry from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.
    Works closely with Salvation Army in Munster to provide support to people in need of pledges for rent, mortgages and utility bills. Individuals must be pre-qualified by Salvation Army before asking for pledge. Gas cards available to individuals in service area.

  4. New Salem Baptist Church

    833 Conkey Street, Hammond, IN 46320
    Rev. Wayne Hudson
    (219) 932-0999

    Rental assistance, referrals to Salvation Army and counseling services 

    by appointment only.

  5. North Township Trustee’s Office – Frank J. Mrvan
    5947 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 932-2530
    2105 Broadway, East Chicago, IN  46312
    (219) 398-2435

    Provides rent and mortgage assistance based on application process.

  6. Ridge United Methodist Church    
    8607 Columbia Avenue, Munster, IN 46321
    Steven Conger
    (219) 838-4770

    Assist with pledges after appointment with the Salvation Army.

  7. St. James Catholic Church
    9640 Kennedy Avenue, Highland, IN  46322    
    Rev. Keith M. Virus    
    (219) 924-4220            

    St. Vincent de Paul Society – (219) 650-2152.

    St. James Family Help Services – (219) 796-5093.

  8. Salvation Army
    8225 Columbia Avenue, Munster, IN 46321
    Janet Charleston
    (219) 838-0380

    NIPSCO, rent, water, prescriptions, transportation, lodging and food.
    EFSP program for Lake County residents outside of Gary. 
    Manages church pledging program for churches in Lake County assisting clients in the service area.  All assistance by appointment only, except the bread program at 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

  9. Salvation Army ECC
    513 W. Chicago Avenue, East Chicago, IN 46312                   
    Capt. Daniel E. Paredes
    Office: (219) 398-2939
    Fax: (219) 398-9692

    Energy assistance, NIPSCO, EFSP,  food pantry once every 30 days, rent 

    by appointment only, gas, food program Mon-Wed-Fri 12:00 p.m- 1:00 pm., music 

    classes (guitar and brass),  Gas, household vouchers and counseling, prescriptions.

  10. Society of St. Vincent de Paul
    7132 Arizona Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323
    ​​​​​​​Coordinator Diane McKern 
    (219) 933-0100    

    Provides temporary emergency assistance to people in need. 
    Food pantry is open year round. Also provides financial assistance for utilities, rent, mortgage, water, medicine, etc.