Indiana Institute for Working Families is pleased to co-release with Prosperity Indiana and Indiana Youth Institute, Policy Brief: A Year in Review: Housing Instability Trends for Hoosier Families and Counties Most Affected by COVID-19.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated a pre-existing housing stability crisis in Indiana, with effects particularly concentrated among renter households, families with children, Black and brown Hoosiers, and low-income households. After a year of economic disruptions, Indiana has experienced over 41,000 eviction filings at an average rate of over 750 per week, despite two eviction moratoria and two rounds of federally-funded emergency rental assistance.
The report considers data from the weekly U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Unemployment Claims Monitor, and EvictionLab’s Eviction Tracking System to analyze the economic and social demographics and geographies of COVID-19 housing instability.
Also of note, Prosperity Indiana published an overview of Indiana’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Programs, “Indiana’s Emergency Rental Assistance: Program Outlines and Recommendations for Equitable Outcomes.” Read about Indiana’s Emergency Rental Assistance Programs.