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Indianapolis Housing Agency passes measure to prevent mass evictions

The proposal allows residents to get on a payment plan to pay back past due rent instead of facing eviction.
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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) has approved a proposal to prevent mass evictions at its properties once the state's eviction moratorium ends Friday. The IHA Board of Commissioners announced the passing of the proposal Thursday.

The proposal allows the IHA to set tenants up with a repayment plan, giving them an alternative to eviction when they have unpaid rent.

"We understand that the pandemic has particularly impacted our residents, who may struggle with income," IHA Executive Director John E. Hall said in a press release. "This emergency policy will allow the agency to give residents another opportunity to catch up on their rent obligations and prevent eviction."

Indiana's eviction moratorium expires Aug. 14 at 11:59 p.m.

IHA residents who have faced financial hardships due to the pandemic can fill out a change of income form and possibly qualify for a rent reduction. They could also qualify to start a repayment plan for past due rent.

IHA serves more than 10,000 families in Marion County. Visit indyhousing.org for more information.