Help For Landlords & Property Managers

Landlords can avoid the expense and hassle of filing eviction cases by participating in settlement programs and applying for rental assistance on behalf of tenants.

Programs are available to collect outstanding debt from tenants who experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19. Emergency assistance funds can cover past due rent, future rent, or reduce outstanding balances owed. A majority of those who apply receive funding to cover some or all back rent owed and ongoing rent.

Help is available whether or not you have an eviction case already filed. It is free and easy to find out if your tenants qualify and to work with a neutral facilitator to negotiate a settlement.

Ensuring housing stability is a win-win for landlords, tenants and all Hoosiers.

Applying for rent relief funds

More than $400 million in rental assistance has been authorized by the federal government for the state of Indiana.

  • To be eligible for funding, tenants must meet requirements for income and other factors.
  • How to apply depends on where your tenants live. They can explore their local program or the state program to see which option is best.
  • Funds can cover past due rent, future rent, or reduce outstanding balances owed as well as utilities and home energy costs.
  • It’s easy to track your tenant’s application through real-time access to an online dashboard.

Getting help talking with your tenants

Free settlement conferences with landlords, tenants and a neutral facilitator allow all parties to discuss the situation and explore solutions.

  • Whether or not you have already started an eviction case, you can access help working out an agreement.
  • Fast-track facilitation (also known as a landlord and tenant settlement conference) helps avoid the cost and hassle of a court judgement.
  • An assigned facilitator will support a fair conversation between both parties and provide guidance or information to help the discussion.
  • All communication can be completed over the phone or online.
  • Your tenant must agree to participate in the program.
  • If an agreement cannot be reached, filing an eviction case is still an option.