Community and Family Resources Center
330 Fountain St.
Lafayette, IN 47901
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:00-5:00
This comprehensive program provides centralized intake, referral and case management for those needing housing assistance. Assistance is offered upon request with Landlord/Tenant disputes. A referral service is available for individuals experiencing a wide range of problems connected with housing. These include, but are not limited to, referrals to appropriate agencies for assistance with rent mortgage payments, utility bills, emergency repairs and assisting clients to design long-term plans to promote stablized housing. Additionally, a current listing of all subsidized apartment complexes, thier entrance requirements and procedures is available upon request. Information on city services connected with housing is also available upon request.
Lafayette Housing Authority
100 Executive Drive, Suite J
Lafayette, IN 47905
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-4:30 p.m.
P.O. Box 807
Lafayette, IN 47902
The program provides rental assistance to income-qualified families and elderly, handicapped, or disabled single persons in privately owned rental housing. There is typically a waiting time of 2 months to 1 year, depending upon priority status and bedroom requirements. Documentation required includes verification of: income from all sources, medical expenses, child care expenses, and disability or handicap if applicable. Applications are taken by appointment, phone 765-771-1300.
The service area includes Lafayette and West Lafayette and persons living within a five mile radius of these communities.
Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette
420 S. 1st Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
Office: (765) 423-4590
ReStore: (765) 423-2585
Habitat for Humanity is affiliated with the International Habitat for Humanity. The group builds simple decent homes for families who cannot afford a home. The families participate in the building of the home which, when finished, is sold at no profit and with no interest charged. The family’s payment each month goes toward building the next Habitat home. Families apply through a family selection committee.
Lafayette Transitional Housing Center
814 North 14th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-5:00
Lafayette Transitional Housing Center provides programs for homeless families and single men and women. They help to find and secure affordable housing and needed services such as child and youth services, educational and job training programs and referrals to community counseling services. They have the capacity to house and service 11 families for up to 18 months in their center and outbound facilities. They also have a pre-residency program for families on the waiting list, offering the same programs and referrals utilized by other residents. 30% of the net income is requested for program and/or housing fee, but no one is turned away on basis of income.
1244 N. 15th Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00-5:00
Lafayette Neighborhood Housing Services is a private non-profit partnership of residents, local lenders, members of business and industry and City officials. LNHS offers low interest and tandem loans to homeowners who cannot obtain a regular commercial loan. In addition, LNHS administers money from the Community Development Block Grant funds to bring houses up to City Code. Based on the income of the property owner, many of these loans are “forgivable” provided the borrower owns and occupies the property for the term of the loan. LNHS also administers the Rental Rehabilitation Program and addresses the need for better rental units through that resource. Other programs currently being used to meet the needs of the Northend include the State of Indiana Energy Conservation Program and emergency repair program.
The LNHS neighborhood is the area of the city known as the Northend. It is bordered by Union Street, U.S. 52 Bypass and the railroad tracks on the other sides.
The Community Development area is different and includes a targeted area south of Union Street, therefore, some of the projects which are administered by LNHS are not located in the Northend.