coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forcing thousands of Hoosiers into financial
hardships, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is urging consumers to file
formal complaints should eviction or foreclosure proceedings initiate or
continue during this public health crisis.
On Thursday, Gov.
Eric Holcomb issued an executive order specifically prohibiting the
initiation or continuation of eviction or foreclosure proceedings until
Indiana’s public health emergency is terminated. However, the order does not
relieve individuals of the obligation to pay their mortgages or rent during
Hill is accordingly
urging Hoosiers who are unlawfully subjected to these proceedings during the
ongoing public health emergency to file a complaint with the Office’s
Consumer Protection Division.
pandemic has left thousands of Hoosiers temporarily unemployed and facing
financial distress,” Hill said. “It’s important for Hoosier renters and
homeowners to be aware of their rights during these difficult times. If you
are unlawfully subjected to eviction or foreclosure proceedings during this
public health emergency, contact my office. We may be able to help you.”
If you have issues
paying your mortgage or are already in foreclosure proceedings, the AG’s
Office may be able to assist you. The Office also has the ability to assist
tenants with certain issues such as misrepresentations about a property’s
condition and failures to provide specific disclosures.
information, call the Consumer Protection Division at (800) 382-5516 or