With the city of Indianapolis facing a record $15.5 billion budget shortfall, it’s time to get the ball rolling on rent reform.
The city has already started to move toward that goal by making the rent-repayment process simpler for renters.
The process was previously a challenge for landlords and was often fraught with bureaucracy and fees.
Now, it can be done by just a few simple steps.
The first step is to go online and complete a rent payment request.
The next step is filling out a rental application.
This is the only step a renter has to go through when applying for a rental apartment.
Then you need to submit your rent payment form online.
Once all the forms are complete, the rental application will be sent to the local Housing Authority for approval.
This process usually takes a couple of days.
The waiting period for renter approval typically averages about 10 days.
Then it’s on to the next step.
For some tenants, this step is also the hardest.
The Housing Authority reviews the application, but can take up to six weeks.
The housing authority will then make a final decision about whether to grant rent relief.
The goal is to be able to start repaying your rent within the next month.
Rent relief is the city’s way of helping its struggling residents.
If you or anyone you know is facing eviction, it helps the city save money on rent by giving them a way to keep their homes.
It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Rent and the City In Indianapolis, rent relief is a form of tax relief.
For example, if you paid your rent in May, you will be eligible for rent relief on April 1, 2019.
If your rent is due in the next two months, you’ll receive rent relief for that month.
This will pay off your loan and help you pay for utilities.
If rent is owed more than three months after you paid, you can apply for rent stabilization, which is essentially rent relief plus another $3.50 per month.
The two programs are administered by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Housing Authority (IMHHA).
They also administer grants to private landlords.
In the city, the IMHHA also has its own housing authority called the Indiana Housing Authority.
In a press release, IMHAA Chief Financial Officer Mark Hirsch said the rent relief program is a “key part of our city’s economic development strategy.”
If you live in Indianapolis and need rent relief, you should visit IMHRA’s website to find out more.
For rent assistance, the city is also looking to the state of Indiana to help pay for the program.
The state has already provided nearly $3 million to IMHSA.
In order to apply for the state grant, you need an application form.
You can also contact the IMS Housing Authority to fill out the application online.