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Holcomb extends eviction and foreclosure moratorium

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Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order after deadline on Wednesday extending through July 31 the moratorium on evictions, foreclosures, and the disconnection of utility services.

Renters, homeowners, lending institutions, and landlords are encouraged to establish payment plans now to avoid later evictions or foreclosures.

Hoosiers struggling to pay rent due to the impact of COVID-19 may be eligible for rental assistance. Applications for the $25 million Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program will be accepted online beginning at 9 a.m. (ET) Monday, July 13, at

Utilities regulated by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission must follow the order issued Monday by the IURC prohibiting service disconnections through Aug. 14. Under Wednesday’s executive order, non-regulated utility companies must also extend service through Aug. 14. Customers and utility companies are encouraged to establish payment plans now to avoid later discontinuations of service.

Wednesday’s executive order also extends for an additional 30 days the temporary licensing of the following healthcare workers who do not currently hold an active license to practice:

-- Medical professionals who retired or became inactive in the last five years.

-- Medical professionals who hold licenses in other states.

-- Certain medical students and graduates.

These professionals must register with the Indiana Professional Licencing Agency at They may assist in screenings, telemedicine, and other basic procedures to allow regularly licensed professionals to remain on the frontline.



Posted 7/2/2020




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