Available resources

South Bend Citywide grants

The Good Neighbors Curb and Sidewalk, and Lamppost lighting program
These are matching grants available to homeowners. Check link also for some other grants available.
www.southbendin.gov/city/boards___commissions/applications_&_forms.asp

Building Blocks Program
Another grant that is also available citywide and provides a 100% grant for exterior landscaping.
www.southbendin.gov/living/community_development/good_neighbors___good_neighborhoods.asp#BBG

Neighborhood Resources Corporation(NRC)
A non profit organization whose mission is to build and foster neighborhood organization capacity in the City of South Bend. Check out the newsletter for great information, and posable grants and programs.
www.southbendin.gov/living/community_development/nrc2.asp

Housing programs available citywide

South Bend Home Improvement (SBHIP)
SBHIP provides grants and loans to low to moderate income resident homeowners.
www.southbendin.gov/living/community_development/south_bend_home_improvement_program.asp

Community Home Buyers Corporation (CHC)
The CHC helps low to moderate income residents to become homeowners.
www.southbendin.gov/living/community_development/community_home_buyers_corp.asp

Real Estate Investors Association of North Central Indiana (aka REIA-NCI)
www.reia-nci.com

Utilities

South Bend Water
Pay your bill online and make other account changes here.
c2g.southbendin.gov/Click2GovCXP/Index.jsp

Nipsco
The utility company that provides gas to the neighborhood.
www.nipsco.com

AEP
The utility company that provides electricity to the neighborhood.
www.aep.com

My Check Free
Company that lets you pay many of your bills online for free.
mycheckfree.com