The state of Indiana’s Rental Assistance Portage is now accepting applications for the Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act rental assistance program. State officials say this program can provide eligible renters with up to six months in rental assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent payments. More information, including the steps for tenants to apply both online and over the phone, can be found on the top banner of the indianahousingnow.org website. “The application portal is designed to help renters adversely affected by COVID-19 connect with programs that can help them cover monthly rent payments or past due rent,” said Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, who serves as board chair of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). “We are pleased to work with our network of program partners to continue assisting Indiana renters”.