What you need to know so you can keep your home before evictions resume August 1

Landlords will again be able to evict tenants for no payments beginning Aug. 1.

Posted: Jul 2, 2020 12:43 AM
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 9:53 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Sanellys Reeve became homeless with her three children due to her husband losing his job. They temporarily had to stay in a shelter.

"I thought I was going to stay in a shelter for a very long time and I thought I wasn't going to be able to keep my kids or give my kids a home anytime soon," Reeve said.

Reeve said she made a plan and acted fast reaching out to Fort Wayne Housing Authority.

"I needed a job obviously, but I have to have childcare first. As soon as the Impact office saw I was homeless, they were able to help me immediately with childcare which I was grateful for. I put my kids in childcare and I was able to work and save up money. The program Ready to Rent helped me," she explained.

There's going to many people like Reeve hoping for the same happy ending before Aug. 1 which is when evictions will proceed going forward.

That's why George Guy, CEO of Fort Wayne Housing Authority, says do not wait.

They are using Governor Eric Holcomb’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program now.

Call 260-267-9300 to learn more about what they are offering.

Brightpoint in Fort Wayne is also providing resources with not only rent but utilities as well.

The City of Fort Wayne said the Tenant Assistance Legal Clinic will be operated by the local Indiana Legal Services office, 919 S. Harrison St. Suite 200.

Low-income residents facing possible eviction should call the clinic at 260-424-9155 to be accepted into the program.

If eligible, clients will then be referred to either a volunteer attorney with the Volunteer Lawyer Program or an attorney with Indiana Legal Services, who will provide legal advice and attempt to resolve the dispute out of court.

If necessary, an attorney will represent clients during eviction proceedings with Allen Superior Court.

Indiana Legal Services staff will work closely with staff from Brightpoint and the local township trustee offices to help prevent evictions and homelessness.

Brightpoint will provide help with rent, mortgage and utility payments to low-income residents.

Residents in need of help should call Brightpoint at 260-423-3546, ext. 567.

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