Moratoriums on evictions and utility disconnects to expire Aug. 14, Holcomb says

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday announced he will let moratoriums on evictions and utility disconnects expire next week.

Aug. 14 is the date the moratoriums are set to end.

In response, Holcomb said the state is adding $15 million to its rental assistance program.

State leaders also noted a new program to help tenants and landlords is being developed.

When established, the program will help them reach agreements in eviction lawsuits by using a third party facilitator.

If an agreement is reached it will end the dispute and any further court action.

“If you are in need, we are here. As a matter of fact we are constantly urging Hoosiers to work with their banks, work with their landlords, to set up these payment plans as we go forward,” Holcomb said.

Officials said more details on the tenant and landlord program are expected to be released in the coming weeks.

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