Porter County Aging and Community Services administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as the Section 8 Housing Program, for Porter County. This program allows low-income families to acquire adequate housing.

For more than five years, Valerie Martinez has worked with clients through the program helping 347 in the last year. She cultivates positive relationships with landlords and is resourceful at finding additional avenues to better serve clients. She created new connections with I Support the Girls, which provides everyday essentials to women, including new and gently-used bras, new underwear and feminine hygiene products to women in need. She also has begun working with Changing Footprints to make available gently-used shoes.

Call 219-464-9904 for assistance with this program and to discuss eligibility requirements. 

Valerie can also be contacted via email at vmartinez@portercountyacs.org.