An Indiana law may soon extend throughout the state to help struggling Hoosiers keep their homes. In Lake County, Hoosier homeowners who owe delinquent taxes can pay their debt through a six-to-twelve month payment plan with the county auditor. This program keeps many homes out of county tax auctions. A bill in the Indiana House would extend the program to the rest of the state. Marion County deputy treasurer Cindy Land says the program would give homeowners a second chance.
Republican Representative Bill Friend of Macy is the bill’s author. He says it would also reduce county costs of publishing tax sale notices. The bill received unanimous support from the House Local Government Committee.
Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Sam Klemet reported from the Indiana Statehouse.