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The COVID-19 pandemic along with the expiration of the eviction moratorium is expected to fuel a rise in bankruptcy filings at the beginning of 2022, according to an Indianapolis-based lawyer. 

After the eviction moratorium ended over the summer the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put new rules into place to curb foreclosure. 

“What the mortgage company cannot do under the new rules is they cannot foreclose unless the borrower has been behind for over 120 days,” said Indianapolis bankruptcy attorney Mark Zuckerberg. 

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Tenant advocates say eviction courts have been “insane” as both old and new filings begin to move through Indiana courts. 

An estimated 64,000 eviction cases have been filed in the state since the start of the pandemic, with roughly 6,000 filed just since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium was struck down in August. 

Brandon Beeler is a tenant advocate with Indiana Legal Services. He said dockets in Marion County, where he works, have been packed.

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After the U.S. Supreme Court recently blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's eviction moratorium, there’s a brighter spotlight than ever on evictions, which are increasing in number even as they continued throughout most of the pandemic.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium, which the U.S. Supreme Court ended last month, was somewhat effective in keeping people in their homes. But the state’s moratorium, in place last year during the first few months of the pandemic, was far more effective.

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With the end of the CDC eviction moratorium, thousands of eviction cases can now start moving through state courts. 

An estimated 90,000 Hoosiers are behind on their rent - and there are millions of dollars in federal rental assistance waiting to help them. Most of them don’t know it’s available. One place renter advocates say that problem could be fixed is in the eviction courts.

Judges could notify tenants of what is available to them - but are not required to.

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The Supreme Court struck down the CDC’s nationwide eviction moratorium last week, but emergency rental assistance is still available

St. Joseph County ERA Administrator Corey Szczypka said Tuesday the county is currently processing 343 rental assistance applications and has another 630 waiting in the online portal

 

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After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the latest federal eviction moratorium Thursday, tenant advocates say it will be a race against the clock to ensure eligible Hoosiers receive rental assistance before they can be evicted.

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Judy Fox is a University of Notre Dame law professor and directs the school’s Economic Justice Clinic. She’s represented low-income clients on eviction cases for more than two decades but said now is the worst she’s ever seen.

Friday Recap

Aug 20, 2021
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Today we revisit a few of the most interesting conversations we had this week, including an update on Roncalli High School’s federal case involving the firing of a gay guidance counselor, more on the national eviction moratorium, and we find out why many say emergency services across the state are dangerously underfunded.

Produced by Mariam Sobh.

Guests:

Arika Herron
Education Reporter, IndyStar

Amy Nelson
Executive Director, Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana

Extended Eviction Moratorium

Aug 16, 2021
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The eviction moratorium has been extended for counties with high infection rates of COVID-19. For Indiana, this means all 92 counties in the state.

Today we talk about what this means for Hoosiers, and learn more about a statewide renters assistance program.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Rayanna Binder
Emergency Rental Assistance Program Director, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

Amy Nelson
Executive Director, Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana

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In a surprise to many, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium Tuesday, targeting areas of the country that are at higher risk for spread of COVID-19.

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The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention recently made one last extension to the nationwide eviction moratorium.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 68 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 3,140. The state announced more than 99,000 total confirmed cases – including two days with more than 1,000 reported cases – and more than 1.5 million Hoosiers tested.

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Indiana housing advocates say the new federal eviction moratorium is an opportunity for the state to address the larger housing instability crisis.

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Indiana is evaluating how Hoosiers will be affected by the recent eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Indiana is evaluating how Hoosiers will be affected by the recent eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.