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Housing & Eviction During COVID-19

State and federal housing protections have been in place since early in the COVID-19 pandemic to help keep people in their homes during this public health crisis. These provisions have impacted landlords, tenants, and courts in many ways.

A Landlord/Tenant Task Force was created to provide guidance to landlords, renters, attorneys, and courts when eviction cases resume in Indiana. The 10-page report below provides information about eviction cases; helpful forms and resources are available as well.

Please note that courts and court staff cannot offer legal advice. If you need legal help because you are facing eviction, foreclosure, or have another dispute with your landlord, you should seek advice from an attorney. See Appendix A below for more information. You can also review details on getting legal help, visit the Coalition for Court Access website, or see details on the Landlord and Tenant Settlement Conference Program.

Landlord Tenant Task Force Report


Appendices

Update:

The Supreme Court of the United States set aside the CDC Temporary halt on evictions in an opinion issued on August 26, 2021, in Alabama Association of Realtors, et al v. Department of Health and Human Services, et al., 594 U. S. ____ (2021). Please see Appendix A below for a list of resource for rental assistance, settlement conference program, and legal assistance information.

Appendix A: Resources - Rental Assistance programs, General Information, Legal Assistance, and other services

Appendix B: Chart - Can I Be Evicted during the COVID-19 crisis in Indiana?

Appendix C: Notice of property subject to restrictions under CARES Act

Appendix D: Property Status Certification Affidavit

Appendix E: Definition of CARES Act covered properties

Appendix F: Sample Repayment Plan (before a court case is filed)

Appendix G: Sample Repayment Plan (after a court case is filed)

Appendix H: Guidelines for Court Handling Evictions after Moratoria Expire

Appendix I: Due Process checklist

Appendix J: Sample notice for remote hearing/trial

Appendix K: Request for Case Status Update

Appendix L: Sample Court Scheduling plan using in-person and remote hearing options