Michigan still has $500 million in unspent rental assistance grants as eviction moratorium expires
In April, Michigan introduced the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance program, which helps tenants and landlords with financial aid. Michigan still has about $500 million in unspent rental assistance grants.
Michigan congresswoman announces $5 million in housing grants to assist families at high risk of eviction
DETROIT – On Friday, Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan’s 12th Congressional District announced over $5 million in housing grants to help families at high risk of eviction. Residents in Michigan’s 12th Congressional District will receive the funding in housing grants under the Community Development Block Grant program. The CDBG program is overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funds are focused toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction including:Communities with high rates of individuals in industries with high job loss in states with high unemployment;Communities with high rates of businesses in industries with high job loss in states with high unemployment; andConcentrations of those most at risk for transmission and risk of eviction, with higher amounts for states with high rates of coronavirus. Amid the pandemic Americans across the country are facing eviction due to job loss.
Community rallies to help Ferndale poet facing eviction
FERNDALE, Mich. – Sparrow Karas is a beloved member of the Ferndale community and her neighbors are joining forces to help. After living in the same house for 30 years, Karas is facing eviction. She said her believe is that humans are extraordinary, which makes our current world a mystery to her. The owner wants to sell the house and Karas is facing eviction. The goal is to raise enough money to make the down payment on the house, buy it and gift it to her.
$6 million added to fund to help Detroiters avoid eviction
DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan announced Wednesday more help is available for Detroiters trying to avoid evictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. July 15, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 71,197; Death toll now at 6,085Gov. Duggan announced an additional $6 million are being added to a fund to help Detroit residents stay in their homes. The fund, totaling $11 million, pays for programs to offer residents legal and financial help. You can find more information on the official Detroit Eviction Prevention Resources website here, or by calling 866-313-2520MORE: Local News
LIVE STREAM: Detroit mayor to discuss eviction assistance resources
DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will hold a news briefing at 2 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss helpful resources available to Detroiters facing evictions. You can watch the briefing live in the video player above at 2 p.m.Duggan is expected to share details regarding a citywide memorial intended to acknowledge individuals impacted by COVID-19 amid the coronavirus pandemic. READ: Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know July 15, 2020The mayor is also expected to announce a $1.4 million investment into Connect 313, which will support digital inclusion programs. MORE: Local News
Housing activists want Michigan Gov. Whitmer to extend ban on evictions amid COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT – Evictions are set to resume on Wednesday, and that could mean a lot of people will be put out on the streets. Gretchen Whitmer issued a ban on evictions, but that is set to expire on Wednesday. READ: Police around Metro Detroit flooded by calls from residents reporting others not wearing masksAn eviction diversion program is set to begin on Wednesday. Housing activists are fearful that it will not be up and running in time, putting renters at risk of eviction. They’re hoping that Whitmer can revisit the deadline before countless families are out on the streets.
Michigan’s ban on evictions extended until July 15
Michigan’s ban on evictions amid the coronavirus pandemic has been extended until July 15. Gretchen Whitmer’s order to temporarily ban evictions was set to expire June 30, but on Friday her office announced she signed Executive Order 2020-134 to extend the temporary suspension of evictions until July 15. Tenants whose back rent is not completely covered by the Eviction Diversion Program will be entered into manageable payment plans facilitated by Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-17, according to Whitmer’s office. The program was created following the passage of Senate Bill 690, which passed unanimously out of both the Michigan House and Senate on June 17. The legislation appropriated $60 million in Coronavirus Relief Funding to the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity for the creation of a rental assistance program to assist tenants and landlords after the eviction moratorium concludes.
Michigan’s ban on evictions, protections for jail inmates extended
DETROIT – Michigan’s ban on evictions amid the coronavirus pandemic has been extended until June 30. UPDATE June 26, 2020: Michigan’s ban on evictions extended until July 15On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-118 to extend the duration of protections for tenants and mobile home owners from being evicted from their home until June 30. Whitmer also signed Executive Order 2020-119 to extend protections for vulnerable populations in Michigan’s county jails, local lockups and juvenile detention centers until July 9. The order also allows local officials more flexibility in releasing vulnerable populations who do not pose a threat to public safety.
36th District Court in Detroit extends moratorium on evictions
DETROIT – The 36th District Court in Detroit is extending its period of limited operations previously announced on March 13 to coincide with the extension of Michigan Gov. On Friday, Whitmer extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order until June 12 and the state of emergency until June 19. Both executive orders were previously set to expire after May 28. The court’s moratorium on evictions will also be extended through June 12 due to the coronavirus outbreak in Michigan. RELATED: 36th District Court in Detroit extends moratorium on evictions due to COVID-19
36th District Court in Detroit extends moratorium on evictions due to COVID-19
DETROIT – The 36th District Court previously issued a moratorium on evictions March 13. According to a news release, the court has now extended the moratorium to coincide with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-85. The temporary suspension regarding evictions will continue through June 11, 2020. During this time, as stated in the order, “this extension includes a new provision prohibiting any demand for the payment of rent that includes a demand for possession, or other threat of eviction, based on the nonpayment of rent.”Please visit, 36thdistrictcourt.org for further information and updates concerning operational changes due to COVID-19.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer extends order prohibiting evictions during COVID-19 pandemic
Gretchen Whitmer extended an order that suspends evictions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Thursday. The extended order is in effect through June 11. VIEW: A timeline of closures, event bans, stay-at-home ordersThe 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. “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.
Detroit 36th District Court issues moratorium on evictions due to coronavirus
DETROIT – Effective immediately, the 36th District Court has issued a moratorium on evictions due to the coronavirus. “This is a difficult period for our entire community, and in an effort to avoid any additional hardship for those affected, it is important that we halt residential evictions at this time. As everyone is strongly encouraged to practice social distancing and, if applicable, self-quarantine, during this period, it would be unwise and mean-spirited to remove people from their homes until this threat has passed,” said Chief Judge William C. McConico. The court had previously announced further measures to address the threat of coronavirus. For more information on the court’s coronavirus contingency plan, please visit https://www.36thdistrictcourt.org/.