Are you trying to involve your local courts in regional eviction prevention efforts? Use this template to guide you through how to find the right contacts and be prepared to engage the court effectively.
A unique partnership in the Indiana town of Fort Wayne has created an in-court eviction prevention service to reach more tenants and landlords before they go to trial, with services and guidance that can help them come to a resolution and get financial help without going to court.
Social worker navigators are a new way to connect tenants and landlords with important assistance to resolve their problems when they visit court. They can also help court leaders make smarter referrals to get to better outcomes.
The Housing & Eviction Prevention Project (HEPP) in Indiana provides free legal, mediation, and social services to court. It includes integration into the court process, so once people are facing an eviction trial, they may be linked to services that can help them resolve their problem out of court.
How do we bring an equity lens to eviction prevention work? A recent session at the Eviction Prevention Learning Lab can highlight ways to be more deliberate in helping people of color at risk of eviciton.