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The downturn in the economy has hit some Hoosier’s harder than others. When they are at risk of losing their home due to unemployment or underemployment, they may be eligible for financial assistance to pay their mortgage through the Hardest Hit Fund (HHF). In return, they must participate in an approved training, education, or volunteer work program.
HoosierCorps is the name of the Hardest Hit Fund Volunteer Service Program (HHF VSP), and is one of the three types of structured activities HHF clients can select to comply with HHF guidelines. HoosierCorps allows HHF clients to volunteer by matching client skills, abilities, and interests with volunteer opportunities at non-profit organizations in their communities. HHF clients will be able to choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities by contacting one of several non-profit agencies in their community, where they will volunteer for 20 hours per month while receiving HHF benefits.
Serve Indiana collaborates with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) to provide funding, structure, and oversight of structured volunteer activities through HoosierCorps.
If you are an individual in need of assistance or would like to determine if you are eligible for the HHF program please contact the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network through their website http://www.877gethope.org/ or by calling 1-877-GET-HOPE.
HoosierCorps is separated into the following regions in order to better provide volunteer opportunities for HHF clients.
Region 1 - Counties: Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, Starke
Region 2 - Counties: St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Fulton, Kosciusko
Region 3 - Counties: Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, Whitley
Region 4 - Counties: Benton, White, Carroll, Cass, Miami, Warren, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Clinton, Howard, Tipton, Montgomery
Region 5 - Counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby
Region 6 - Counties: Blackford, Jay, Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Wayne, Rush, Fayette, Union
Region 7 - Counties: Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Vigo, Sullivan, Clay
Region 8 - Counties: Brown, Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen
Region 9 - Counties: Bartholomew, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings, Ripley, Dearborn, Ohio, Switzerland
Region 10 - Counties: Washington, Scott, Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford
Region 11 - Counties: Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick
Region 12 -Counties: Grant, Madison
Funding opportunities for organizations who wish to become a HoosierCorps site are announced via the “Request for Proposals” and “Notice of Funding Opportunities” distributed by our office when new applications are sought. Applications for this funding do not occur on an annual or scheduled basis. To make sure you are on the list to receive these notices sign up for newsletters on our Contact page and visit our News and Events page often.