Help is available for tenants and landlords

INDIANA – Nearly 10,000 evictions have been filed in Indiana so far this year and a majority of Hoosiers at risk of eviction have not applied for emergency rental assistance.

As of Feb. 21, more than 19,000 households in the state of Indiana have received federal funds to help pay rent and utilities through the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) Program and thousands more have gotten help through other regional programs. More than $400 million dollars has been allocated to help Hoosiers in need – and millions of dollars of those funds have not yet been expended or obligated.

The Indiana Supreme Court is working to help tenants and landlords find resources for eviction support including emergency rental assistance and landlord-tenant settlement conferences. Hoosier Housing Help was created to open doors to housing stability in Indiana by connecting tenants and landlords statewide with vital resources for pre-eviction support.

Tenants and landlords can visit to explore options for relief and recovery.

Hoosiers who have experienced financial hardship because of the pandemic (even if they have not been ill with COVID-19), may be eligible for federal funding for rent relief. Help is available whether or not an eviction case has already been filed to apply for rental assistance funding or participate in fast-track facilitation.

To track progress for funding allocations in Indiana, find weekly progress reports from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) on Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance at