Tenant Help Desk for Clark and Floyd Counties
Indiana Legal Services Partners with Southern Indiana Pro Bono Referrals Launches Tenant Help Desk Hotline August 7 in Clark and Floyd Counties
New Albany, Ind. (August 6, 2020)—In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana Legal Services (ILS) has remained committed to supporting Hoosiers in rental housing. Launching Friday, August 7, ILS’ New Albany office in partnership with Southern Indiana Pro Bono Referrals is offering a free Tenant Help Desk Hotline from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in August. Tenants can call in Clark and Floyd counties with their housing questions, speak with an attorney, and get free legal information about their specific landlord/tenant issues. Tenants can reach the hotline at 812-288-8002.
As residents weather this pandemic, it’s influencing their job security, unemployment compensation, and ability to pay their rent on time. That coupled with Indiana law, which generally requires courts to evict families if they fall behind rent payments by just one day, promises to bring a second wave of crises. The Tenant Help Desk Hotline is one way that ILS is working to support the unique needs of Hoosiers throughout the state.
For more on how ILS is supporting individuals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit indianalegalservices.org/covid19response.