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.
CDC temporary halt on certain residential evictions - Note: extended through July 31, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended an Order to temporarily halt certain residential evictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 264) and 42 CFR 70.2 until July 31, 2021.
Forms are available to assist tenants:
- CDC has made available a declaration form
- version for filing within a pending court case is also available
Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule on Fair Debt Collection and Evictions
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a rule, effective May 3, 2021, on requirements for debt collectors and attorneys seeking evictions for non-payment of rent to provide clear, written notice of the tenant’s rights under the CDC temporary halt on certain evictions. The CFPB has also issued a Fact Sheet and resources page.