Michigan renters, landlords can apply for assistance through new program
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State House Development Authority (MSHDA) announced a $282 million rental assistance program meant to help tenants who are struggling due to the COVID pandemic avoid eviction. The program is also meant to ensure that landlords can recoup owed rent. The COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program replaces the Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) that MSHDA launched in July. Landlords or tenants can apply for CERA. Tenants and landlords can also apply through their local service agency.
Michigan launches Eviction Diversion Program for renters, landlords: How it works
The Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) is being administered by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) in collaboration with Michigan Supreme Court and Department of Health and Human Services. When the Michigan-wide moratorium on evictions is lifted on July 16, 2020, the Eviction Diversion Programs (EDP) will begin. Q2: How is the Eviction Diversion Program being funded? Q4: I am a landlord; how does the Eviction Diversion Program impact me? Tenants whose back rent is not completely covered by the Eviction Diversion Program will be entered into manageable payment plans.