Incentive Programs

At this time, the City of New Haven is offering remote workers from out of state, to get paid to move to New Haven through the MakeMyMove Program.


MakeMyMove is a 100% free online directory that was launched in 2020. The Program's goal is to connect remote workers with relocation incentives to new residents around the country. MakeMyMove currently lists over 37 locations, including New Haven. Their marketplace to find communities is easy to use and makes it simple to find and apply to the right place.

Why New Haven?

New Haven's program has a strong sense of community with amazing small businesses, a great greenway system, and welcoming locals. We are also close in proximity to several major metropolitan areas such as Fort Wayne, Ohio, Chicago, and Indianapolis, making New Haven an ideal location for those who want to live in a small community but still have big city amenities.

Our city also has a strong commitment to the arts with a thriving arts scene, local theater groups, and an annual concert series. Often, you will see fun trivia questions about New Haven's history on the City's social media platforms. You can also go hiking, fishing, boating, camping, and much more in our nature reserves such as Chain O'Lakes State Park. We are home to a great farmers market and have many City-wide events with a lot of free activities.


New Haven offers all new residents of the program:

  • $5,000 for relocation
  • Bourbon and Burgers event with the Mayor and community members
  • Jury Park Pool Pass OR 1 month free at new local fitness center
  • New Haven Welcome Basket with city-branded swag and other items essential to living in a new house.
  • Free Chamber of Commerce Membership
  • Quarterly Meet You Neighbor events

Eligibility Requirements

Currently, our city is looking for remote workers who:

  • Are employed full-time and able to relocate while retaining their current position OR while retaining their current clients/portfolio
  • Earn at least $50,000 annually
  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are 18 years or older
  • Must reside out of state (Indiana)
  • Must relocate their primary residence to New Haven within 6 months of their application being approved

**in order to be considered by the City of New Haven, you must provide proof of the above eligibility criteria