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Eviction moratorium set to end soon, local organizations preparing

The national eviction moratorium is coming to a close in three weeks. President Biden extended the moratorium in March. It protects tenants who are financially struggling during the pandemic.

Posted: Jun 10, 2021 5:03 PM
Updated: Jun 10, 2021 5:21 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, INd. (WLFI)—The national eviction moratorium is coming to a close in three weeks. President Biden extended the moratorium in March. It protects tenants who are financially struggling during the pandemic.

June 30th will put the cap on the CDC's eviction moratorium. According to Eviction Lab  landlords in Indiana alone have filed more than 45,000 evictions since September 2020. Narrowing it down to Lafayette, since May this year, 108 evictions have been filed to date.

"We are really anxious about what July brings," Said CEO, LTHC, Jennifer Layton. 

Layton said now is a good reminder for people who may need services, to get them.

"I'm just not so sure people will be able to get the rental assistance that they need," said Layton. 

Right now people can still file to receive money from the emergency rental assistance program on IndianaHousingNow.org

"What we are really preparing for are people who haven't been paying rent and they didn't qualify for the state program, maybe they didn't just lose income because of a COVID related reason," said Layton. 

Layton said LTHC  is currently providing rental assistance for more than one hundred people.

'It just continues to be a challenge for people that are not able to afford and sustain their housing," said Layton. 

-and she said the number of people facing that challenge will unfortunately increase.

"Go to Indiana Housing Now dot org and apply for rental assistance. If you have any covid related reason why you've had a loss of income. They do have substantial financial resources to help."

But it's not just renters who are struggling. Home owners are too. Layton said if you are having a tough time paying your mortgage contact Homestead CS, a local organization.

For more information on any of the websites mentioned, click on any bolded word. 

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