Contact Your Legislators
Why You Need to Contact Your Legislators
Over the past year, there has been a non-stop tsunami of increasingly harmful anti-investor legislation and vilification of housing providers in the media. And the majority of these claims and so-called "facts" are incredibly misleading, and do not in any way represent your average Indiana housing provider.
If harmful legislation like this isn't reversed, it will have incredibly detrimental effects on the (rental and retail) housing market as whole, and on the availability and quality of affordable rental housing in Indiana.
Not to mention, all the local Hoosier real estate entrepreneurs that it will drive out of business, who have their own families to feed and shelter.
How can we expect policy makers to take these issues into consideration if we do not contact them and let them know what those issues are?
ALL real estate entrepreneurs, and ESPECIALLY HOUSING PROVIDERS in the state of Indiana NEED TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS.
If our policy makers do not hear from us about how this legislation is negatively impacting us, HOW CAN WE EXPECT THEM TO TAKE THOSE NEEDS INTO CONSIDERATION when deciding on new legislation?
Here is an example/template you can use as a letter or script. Feel free to copy and paste, just customize the 2nd & 3rd paragraphs to reflect your own experience.
Download this in MS Word: Letter to House and Senate Representatives.docx
Download a version for non-landlords in MS Word: Letter to House and Senate Representatives (non-landlords).docx
Or view it on this webpage: Letter to House and Senate
Write your legislators a letter or email detailing your experience as a landlord or a private lender. Or call them and talk to them. Or even better, set up an in person (or zoom) face to face meeting if you are able to.
And don't just contact them once. CONTACT THEM CONSISTENLTY. Don't let yourself be a drop in the ocean of communication they receive on a daily basis.
Help your legislators put a face to these issues and understand that there is an individual, hardworking person that will bear the brunt of bad legislation.
The more personalized you can make your communication the better. Be as detailed as you can about the negative impact (or potential impact – if you are lucky enough to have been able to collect all your rent this year) the eviction ban has on you and your family.
Indiana State Senators
Todd Young - https://www.young.senate.gov/contact/email-todd
Mike Braun - https://www.braun.senate.gov/contact-mike
Not sure which District/Area you live/do business in?
Enter your address and this website will tell you which legislators serve your area http://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/.
Indiana House of Representatives
|Area||District||Representative Name||Contact Info|
|Gary||District 1||Peter Visclosky||http://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/
|South Bend||District 2||Jackie Walorski||https://walorski.house.gov/contact/email/
|Fort Wayne||District 3||Jim Banks||https://banks.house.gov/contact/
|District 4||James Baird
|District 5||Susan Brooks||http://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/
|District 6||Greg Pence||https://pence.house.gov/contact/email-me
|Central & South Indianapolis||District 7||Andre Carson||https://carson.house.gov/zip-code-lookup?form=%2Fcontact%2Femail-me
|Bloomington||District 9||Trey Hollingsworth||https://hollingsworth.house.gov/contact/