Although not specifically announced in the Governor’s recent address, it is important for programs and survivors to know that Indiana’s moratorium on evictions has been extended to June 4, 2020.
- Indiana’s public health emergency was declared on March 6, 2020.
- Because of the public health emergency and Indiana’s “Shelter in Place” directive, on May 19, 2020, Governor Holcomb ordered a moratorium on residential evictions for the duration of the public health emergency.
- On May 1st, 2020, Governor Holcomb extended Indiana’s public health emergency to June 4, 2020 and specifically extended all other orders to that date as well.
- The link to the eviction moratorium Executive Order is here: https://www.in.gov/gov/files/EO_20-06.pdf
- This means that no evictions or foreclosure actions may be initiated during this public health emergency, which is set to expire June 4, 2020.
- This Executive Order does NOT relieve any individual of their obligation to pay rent, make a mortgage payment or comply with their obligations as tenants or mortgagees.
- Federally subsidized housing (HUD) is under a similar eviction moratorium under the Federal CARES Act and expires on July 24, 2020.
- NO extra fees or penalties may be imposed during these state and federal eviction moratoriums.
- This does NOT preclude the removal of respondents pursuant to an emergency protection order filing.
IF you are working with a survivor who is being wrongfully evicted, contact ICADV Legal Counsel Kerry Hyatt Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org