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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Housing stability task force and eviction data. Establishes the Indiana housing stability task force (task force). Provides that the task force consists of the following 15 members: (1) Four members of the house of representatives, with two of those members appointed by the speaker, and two appointed by the minority leader. (2) Four members of the senate, with two of those members appointed by the president pro tempore, and two appointed by the minority leader. (3) Seven members appointed by the governor and representing the interests of landlords, tenants, the housing market, and a homelessness prevention organization. Provides that: (1) Housing stability task force and eviction data. Establishes the Indiana housing stability task force (task force). Provides that the task force consists of the following 15 members: (1) Four members of the house of representatives, with two of those members appointed by the speaker, and two appointed by the minority leader. (2) Four members of the senate, with two of those members appointed by the president pro tempore, and two appointed by the minority leader. (3) Seven members appointed by the governor and representing the interests of landlords, tenants, the housing market, and a homelessness prevention organization. Provides that: (1) all meetings of the task force shall be open to the public in accordance with the state's open door law; and (2) all records of the task force are subject to the requirements of the state's public records law. Sets forth specific issues that the task force must examine with respect to the availability of safe and affordable housing in Indiana. Authorizes the task force to collaborate with or seek guidance, testimony, or information from certain state agencies, units of local government, service providers, and other specified entities. Requires the task force to: (1) develop recommendations for the general assembly and the governor concerning the issues examined; (2) issue a report setting forth the recommendations developed; and (3) not later than December 1, 2022, submit the report to the executive director of the legislative services agency and the governor. Provides that these provisions expire December 2, 2022. Requires the Indiana housing and community development authority to develop and maintain a data base and mapping tool to compile accurate and current data on: (1) residential eviction actions filed; and (2) eviction mediation or dispute resolution proceedings entered into. Authorizes the authority to consult or collaborate with certain agencies, trial courts, and other persons having the data or expertise necessary for the authority to implement the data base and mapping tool. Specifies certain requirements as to how the required information must be made available, including that the information must be viewable as an Internet dashboard on the authority's Internet web site. Provides that the required information on eviction actions and proceedings must be available on the authority's Internet web site in the required format before January 1, 2022. Provides that at any time before or after January 1, 2022, the authority, in collaboration or consultation with other parties having the necessary data or expertise, may include on the Internet dashboard certain additional information or data concerning the availability of housing and rental assistance programs and funding. ... View more