The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority says it will begin accepting applications from renters in all 92 counties for the Indiana Supreme Court’s Eviction Diversion Program. The program is billed as an additional tool to promote housing stability across the state.
The IHCDA says to qualify, renters must have a pending eviction filed against them where they are named as the defendant and have not applied to or been assisted with any Emergency Rental Assistance program available in the state.
If both parties elect to participate in the voluntary diversion program, the pending eviction action will be stayed for up to 90 days while the parties pursue assistance or an alternate resolution.
Eligible applicants that select the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance program (IERA) may receive up to 15 months of rental and utility assistance. This assistance can help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent and utility payments.