EVICTION INFORMATION/State of Indiana Program
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has prohibited evictions until August 1, 2020. The State of Indiana will help residents pay rent for a total of $2,000 in assistance. To find out about the program visit www.indianahousingnow.org.
CITY OF FORT WAYNE/INDIANA LEGAL SERVICES/BRIGHTPOINT/VOLUNTEER LAWYER EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM
The Tenant Assistance Legal Clinic is operated by the local Indiana Legal Services office, 919 S. Harrison St. Suite 200. Low-income residents facing possible eviction should call the clinic at 260-424-9155 to be accepted into the program. If eligible, clients will then be referred to either a volunteer attorney with the Volunteer Lawyer Program or an attorney with Indiana Legal Services, who will provide legal advice and attempt to resolve the dispute out of court. If necessary, an attorney will represent clients during eviction proceedings with Allen Superior Court.
Indiana Legal Services staff will work closely with staff from Brightpoint and the local township trustee offices to help prevent evictions and homelessness. Brightpoint will provide help with rent, mortgage and utility payments to low-income residents. Residents in need of help should call Brightpoint at 260-423-3546, ext. 567.
NORTHEAST INDIANA VOLUNTEER LAWYER'S PROGRAM
This program provides free legal representation to qualified applicants through placement with a volunteer attorney. Call (260) 407-0917 for information.
NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTIAN LEGAL CLINIC
This organization provides assistance and representation to qualified low-income clients. They also have a free legal advice hotline that can provide legal information and advice for certain issues. You can visit their website to find the intake times and locations and how to reach the legal advice hotline here www.nclegalclinic.org.
ALLEN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
This organization offers a free legal line, and you may contact them every Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at 260-423-2358. They also offer a Referral Service, and you can be referred to a private attorney who will consult with you for thirty (30) minutes for the minimal fee of $40.00.Call 260-423-2358.