October,20 2022 at 6PM
Here are a few handy tips and tricks for landlords to help your renter’s IERA application process:
- You may start an application for a renter household at indianahousingnow.org; all you need is their email address.
- A direct link may be posted on rental portals or included on rental invoices provided to tenants.
- Our renter information page, assistance examples, and FAQ is available by clicking HERE. You may share them in hard copy or electronically.
- If a tenant was denied for assistance and their circumstances have changed, they should re-apply immediately.
- Make sure that tenants know the correct name and contact information of their landlord in our vendor system to put in their application
- This will ensure that you will see their application in your portal quickly
- Vendors are pre-loaded into the platform as a drop-down menu
- Tenants can select the correct choice and you will receive an email when their application is submitted
- Make sure that tenants have a current copy of their lease including all recent addendums
- This will ensure that IERA staff have all the correct information about their address, current rental amount, and when and how to reach the landlord if necessary
- Don't try to determine a tenant’s eligibility
- Let IERA staff determine AND deliver the news – good or bad.
- Encourage tenants to apply and let us do the heavy lifting
- Don't assume that a tenant will come to you if they need help
- Reach out, send a text, email or call them: “The office is aware that your household is behind on rent. Here is the name of your landlord and a copy of your lease to assist you in applying for the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program at IndianaHousingNow.org. You can apply at your convenience.”
Attached are the new water rates and charges that went into effect on February 1st. Please pay special attention to the charge for turning on OR off the main water line. You will be charged $50 for each call plus, if you attempt to turn it on yourself and you break the valve, you are liable for the cost to replace it.
Annually, all single-dwelling and/or multi-dwelling rental property owners MUST register online or register at the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Building Commission Office. There is a cost of $5 per rental parcel or rental community.
A new owner or agent information must be reported to the building commission at the contact information below.
Important Information when registering:
- You will need the parcel address listed on the tax bill
- Set hours for walk-in registration are 8 - 11 daily.
- Owners with 10 or more properties must call for a personal appointment or register online.
Evansville-Vanderburgh County Building Commission
Civic Center Complex, Room 310
1 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Evansville, IN 47708
We had a wonderful evening with all of our mayoral and city candidates. It was a great opportunity for property owners to hear and discuss where candidates stand on blight and the land-bank. We were happy to see so many property owners in attendance and look forward to seeing you all again at our next seminar. Below is a link to the story about our recent candidate night.
We will be having an evening full of election fun. All candidates will have a chance to speak on topics they feel are important. We will also be having a Q&A time for them as well. Don't miss the chance to network with people in our renting community and a chance to get to know who your local candidates are.