Michigan Gov. Whitmer extends order prohibiting evictions during COVID-19 pandemic

Order extended through June 11

In a pool photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Friday, May 1, 2020. The governor said Michigan's stay-at-home order remains in effect despite Republicans' refusal to extend her underlying coronavirus emergency declaration, as she amended it to allow construction, real estate and outdoor work to resume next week. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool) (Uncredited)

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended an order that suspends evictions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Thursday.

Whitmer signed the original order March 20. The extended order is in effect through June 11.

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The order protects tenants from being evicted unless they pose a substantial risk to property or another person. It also relieves courts from certain statutory restrictions so they can stay eviction-related proceedings until after the COVID-19 emergency.

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“It’s critical Michiganders can self-quarantine and continue staying safer at home without fear of being evicted,” Whitmer said. “This Executive Order gives renters and mobile home owners some peace of mind as we continue to flatten the curve.”

Michigan is currently under a stay-at-home order. The order is scheduled to expire May 28.

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