The program is open to Hoosiers in every county except Marion, where a separate rental assistance program also opens Monday.
The state has begun coordinating with Indiana schools to provide them with PPE supplies for K-12 students and educators, including 3 million reusable face masks.
Residents whose income has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to receive up to three months of assistance, which will be paid directly to their landlord.
Residents who refuse to comply may be subject to a fine up to $1,000, but police won’t be enforcing the mandate. And health officials in charge of enforcement will take an education-first approach.
Businesses and the organizations that represent them fear a wave of coronavirus-related lawsuits as employees return to work and customers return to stores, restaurants and other public places.
By order of Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Marion County Public Health Department, face coverings will be required indoors where the public gathers, such as in office buildings and retail stores. They’ll also be required outdoors when it’s not possible to socially distance.
Called “You’ve Earned It,” the campaign seeks to boost Indianapolis’ tourism industry, which has been deeply hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdowns.
United Way of Central Indiana will serve as the administrator and distribute the funds to not-for-profit organizations.
The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee on Thursday announced the creation of a working group to look at ways to tackle racism and bias in Indianapolis.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on behalf of Indy10 Black Lives Matter and three individuals.
The goal of the partnership with the Criminal Justice Lab at the New York University School of Law is to create a new community-driven and community-monitored vision of criminal justice in Indianapolis.
Marion County does not plan to enter Stage 4 of the state’s pandemic reopening plan until June 19—a week later than most of the rest of the state, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Thursday.
The other street closures—to Massachusetts Avenue, Broad Ripple Avenue and Georgia Street—will remain in effect through July 4, the city said.
Fomer Dean Steve Sandifird in March accepted a new job as Peoria, Illinois-based Bradley University’s president. His contract there begins next week.
Taking a cue from the “Defund the Police” movement, the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is calling on Mayor Joe Hogsett to “reimagine” the role of police in Indianapolis and shift funding away from law enforcement into community-based initiatives.
The council on Monday night also approved the mayor’s plan to to immediately deploy nearly half of the $168 million it has received in federal coronavirus relief funds to help residents and businesses that have been affected by the pandemic.
The Indianapolis City-County Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday night to consider the proposal.