Researchers find 248,000-313,000 Hoosier households are at risk of eviction due to COVID-19. Another recent study estimates 150,000 evictions will be filed by January 2021 and $376,000,000 – $485,000,000 will be lost in rent shortfall in Indiana, unless policy solutions are implemented.
The Hoosier Housing Needs Coalition (HHNC) hosted a webinar series discussion about how eviction is taking a toll on our community and how we can take action against the negative effects.
- Evicted in Indiana Part One: Indiana’s Rental Housing Eviction Landscape – Monday, October 26, 2020
- Evicted in Indiana Part Two: Landlord/Tenant Relationships Before and During COVID-19 – Monday, November 16, 2020
- Evicted in Indiana Part Three: The Health Implications of Eviction in Indiana – Monday, December 7, 2020
If you’d like to facilitate discussions about eviction in your own community, use HHNC’s reading and discussion guide based on Matthew Desmond’s “Evicted”. Desmond’s “Evicted” is a groundbreaking look into America’s eviction crisis through storytelling. Get a deeper look into the lives of tenants and landlords in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that have been affected by eviction. In this book, Desmond investigates the reasons why people get evicted and how evictions affect not just them but those in their community. Paired with data local to Indiana, use this guide to discuss eviction takes a toll on your own community.
For additional information, contact Natalie James, Coalition Builder for Prosperity Indiana, firstname.lastname@example.org.