On March 19, 2020, and in connection with the evolving threat posed to public health by the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb ordered a temporary moratorium on both eviction and foreclosure proceedings that involve residential real estate. This was likely in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s March 18, 2020, order implementing a similar and immediate sixty (60) day prohibition on foreclosures and evictions for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages.
Indiana Executive Order 20-06 specifically provides that “no eviction or foreclosure actions or proceedings involving residential real estate or property, whether rental or otherwise, may be initiated between the period from the date of this Executive Order until the state of emergency has terminated.”
That said, Executive Order 20-06 does not relieve individuals of their obligations to pay rent or mortgage payments, or comply with any other obligations they may have under said tenancy or mortgage.
Indiana’s state of emergency is currently set to expire on April 4, 2020.
For additional information and individualized guidance on this or any related topic, please contact your KDDK attorney or any member of the KDDK Real Estate Practice Team.