Under the CDC order:
- Renters cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent if they sign and submit a declaration form (English I Spanish) to their landlord, property owner, or property manager
- Renters who previously signed a declaration and submitted it to their landlord should not be asked to resubmit one and will have continued protection until June 30, 2021
The CDC order does not relieve the renters’ obligation to pay rent. Further, renters must continue to comply with the terms of their lease. For more information, read the CDC’s frequently asked questions.
Indiana renters in need of assistance are encouraged to visit: www.indianahousingnow.org. There they can find out more information about the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) program and other local emergency rental assistance programs that can help with paying past due and ongoing monthly rent and utility payments.
April is Fair Housing Month
Today marks the start of National Fair Housing Month. Fair Housing Month celebrates the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, a national law that prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.
At IHCDA is committed to providing housing opportunities, promoting self-sufficiency, and strengthening communities. Central to their mission is the goal of removing fair housing obstacles that impede any Hoosier from accessing the housing of their choice. They continue to work with federal, state, and local partners to advance the Fair Housing Act’s objectives and ensure the most effective implementation possible.