Hoosiers travel from across the state for the first-ever Tenants Day of Action

INDIANAPOLIS – In the face of Indiana’s unprecedented eviction and housing crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, rural, urban, and suburban Hoosiers from across the state are gathering at the Statehouse to share their stories and demand action from their lawmakers.

According to officials, for too long, a handful of lawmakers and the real estate speculators, corporate developers, and landlords that fund their campaigns have prevented commonsense protections for renters while they jack up rents and destroy affordable options. The group is asking that the Indiana General Assembly protect Hoosier homes by enforcing laws that keep rental units safe for families (SB 230), reforming eviction (SB 233), and fixing the tenant screening processes (SB 385) to help more Hoosiers find housing.

At the press conference on Thursday, January 20th from 11 a.m. until Noon, at the Statehouse in the North Atrium, Hoosier leaders from across the state will share their stories on how these issues directly impact their lives. 

Attending the event will be:

  • Indianapolis Tenants Rights Union
  • Hoosier Action
  • Veterans 
  • Small town and rural folks
  • Senior citizens
  • Black and brown communities in Indianapolis and beyond
  • Healthcare workers 
  • Single moms
  • Hoosiers in recovery