Richland Township residents has your household been financially affected by COVID-19 or do know someone that has been? If so, Richland Township may be able to assist with rent, mortgage, utilities (electric, water, natural gas), and food. We are here to help prevent eviction, foreclosures, and utility disconnects for our residents. Please share this information with any Richland residents that may be in need. Please contact our office for financial assistance and questions. 812-876-2509
Richland Township has established the following changes due to the Statewide Health Emergency issued by the Governor, Eric Holcomb, regarding COVID-19.
Township Assistance requests will be by appointments only.
We are taking the necessary measures recommended by the CDC to ensure everyone’s safety. The office staff is answering phones and providing food & Township assistance.
March 16, 2020, the food pantry has changed the ways we are distributing food. Food will be prebagged and given to patrons outside of our office. When patrons arrive, they will be asked their name through the door, the staff will sign for the patron, set the bags on outside of the door, and then once the staff is back inside, the patrons can get their bags of food outside the door.
After each patron, the staff will take the necessary measures to disinfected all areas. If you have questions regarding the Food Pantry please contact the Office Manager, Carman Arteaga.
The office is continuing to provide Township assistance for utilities, housing, medical, and cremation/burials if needed during the Health Emergency.
Under the Statewide Health Emergency all Township assistance application interviews will be conducted over the phone until further notice.
If a resident is in need of Township assistance, please contact the Township Assistance Coordinator, Laura Blaker.
The Governor of Indiana has ordered all Utility Companies to suspend all disconnections until August 14, 2020 and suspending all evictions and foreclosures until July 31, 2020.
Please remember to follow the prevention steps of washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, avoid contact with sick individuals, use a tissue or elbow to cough, stay more than 6 feet apart from others, and if you are sick stay home.
These procedures shall remain in effect at least until the Statewide Health Emergency is lifted by the Governor. All procedures are subject to change as needed.
If you have any questions, please contact Richland Township at 812-876-2509.
We are a unit of local township government with the goal of helping people as efficiently as we can.
The Richland Township Trustee's office serves the residents of Richland Township which includes the west edge of the City of Bloomington, the Town of Ellettsville, the unincorporated towns of Forest Park Heights, Hunter Switch, and West Brook Downs.
The Township Trustee has the statutory responsibility to provide fire protection to the Township.
The Trustee also provides a food pantry for low income families, provides direct assistance to people with immediate needs, maintains abandoned cemeteries, serves as Notary Public, fire protection, and other services.