FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Hoosiers struggling to make rent payments for July won’t have to worry about getting evicted, at least for a couple of weeks.
“When these things start to end, it can be a problem,” said George Guy, President and CEO of the Fort Wayne Housing Authority. “We want to make sure Hoosiers are taken care of right now, especially the most vulnerable amongst us.”
Governor Holcomb has extended the eviction moratorium for Indiana through August 14.
Guy said he was pleased with Holcomb’s decision, but believes there will be many in Fort Wayne who could lose housing stability if they don’t seek assistance.
“Whatever their budget is, hopefully, people are making sure they are budgeting their housing and staying stable,” Guy said. “And making sure all their other priorities are aligned with their family goals.”
Guy said along with renter’s assistance offered by the state, the FWHA is providing tenant-based programs to keep people afloat.
“We know that the state has been working feverously in making sure those things are happening,” Guy said. “We have to continue to communicate with one another and be prepared.”