State Rep. Pack advocates for residents of El-Lou Mobile Home Park
INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Renee Pack (D-Indianapolis) today announced that the residents of El-Lou Mobile Home Park in Speedway will now have six months to relocate rather than thirty days, as they were previously notified by property owners.
At the beginning of the month, residents of El-Lou Mobile Home Park received a notice to vacate by November 30 as the owners were selling the property. This conflicted with Indiana Code, which requires mobile homeowners to give residents 180 days' written notice of a need to vacate.
After WRTV reported on the residents' situation, Pack visited El-Lou Mobile Home Park and offered her assistance to the residents.
Pack met with the El-Lou Mobile Home Park residents to discuss the situation and went on to successfully advocate for them to receive a full six months to relocate. The residents will now have until April 18, 2022 to relocate from the mobile home park.
“The extension will allow these residents to stay in their homes through the holidays and gives them much more time to make a plan,” Pack said.
“In the midst of a housing crisis, it is vital to keep both homeowners and landlords or property owners informed of changes in state law and state resource programs. It is inspiring to see residents stand up and fight for their rights. This is the kind of advocacy and drive that we need to see more of in Indiana.”
Pack consulted the office of Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, who agreed to look into the issue and provided support as the situation developed.
“I would like to thank Attorney General Rokita for collaborating with me on this issue and helping to get justice for the residents of El-Lou Mobile Home Park,” Pack added. “We still have a lot of work to do to combat Indiana's housing crisis. I look forward to continuing that work during the 2022 Legislative Session.”