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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


CDC temporary halt on certain residential evictions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued 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. This order is in effect from September 4 to December 31, 2020.

Forms are available to assist tenants:

The Landlord Tenant Task Force has frequently asked questions and a checklist for courts to use during court hearings, if necessary.

 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