Avenue for Help: Eviction Task Force works to support landlords and tenants

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Indiana Court Times on 3/4/2022 by By Hon. Robert R. Altice, Jr. · Court of Appeals of Indiana · Eviction Task Force Chair

Housing stability is crucial for landlords, tenants, and the community at large. To consider the needs of each group, on September 13, 2021, the Indiana Supreme Court established the Indiana Eviction Task Force. With a wide range of representation, the group was tasked with making recommendations regarding a statewide pre-eviction diversion program and the effective distribution of emergency rental assistance.

With more than $400 million in rental assistance available, the group was eager to consider ways to ensure access to options for relief and recovery for those facing financial hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of eleven meetings, the Task Force reviewed materials compiled from other states, continued to build on existing collaborations among its membership, and gathered information about the various emergency rental assistance programs operating in Indiana.