Notre Dame Student Policy Network Housing Report Release
Come and learn about the potential economic impact of rent escrow and changes to the renter’s tax credit
In-person OR on Zoom
The Hoosier Housing Needs Coalition is pleased to present the release of a new report by the Notre Dame Student Policy Network on policy options for improved affordable housing opportunities in Indiana, including rent escrow and an expanded renter's tax credit. Join HHNC members and SPN researchers with a special introduction by Senator Fady Qaddoura (District 30).
Project Description from the Notre Dame Student Policy Network:
The extreme lack of affordable housing options for Indiana renters endangers families and disproportionately harms minorities. The constrained environment of Indiana’s rental market creates barriers for low-income renters. A recent study done by SAVI found the of the 2000 property owners that filed for evictions in the first six months of 2022, 50 of them accounted for 55% of all eviction filings. The Notre Dame Student Policy Network housing policy team targeted their semester long research project on two potential solutions for the affordable housing and eviction crisis in Indiana: rent escrow policy and an expanded tax credit system. As 1 of 5 states without a rent escrow or repair and deduction policy, Indiana misses an opportunity to serve its renting population. Our report outlines policies in other states and presents recommendations for similar legislation in Indiana. Additionally, our paper addresses the benefits of low-income housing tax credits and presents findings for how an expanded policy would benefit renters in Indiana.
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