Aid Program Available for Michigan Landlords

New Program Provides $50 Million in Rental Aid

June 26, 2020


On Friday, June 26, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new program to delay evictions and provide $50 million in rental aid. The state’s current ban on evictions—now extended through July 15—has created pressure on landlords as they attempt to pay their bills and maintain their businesses in the face of unpaid rents. This new Eviction Diversion Program allows landlords to receive lump sum payments of up to 90% of rental debt if they allow tenants to remain in their homes, and waive the tenants’ late fees and up to 10% of back rent. For tenants, only back rent accumulated during the pandemic is eligible for the Eviction Diversion Program. All other non-COVID-19-related debt must be paid back in 12 monthly installments to qualify. Assistance under this program will be available beginning July 16.

If you would like assistance in applying for the Eviction Diversion Program, contact a member of our Real Estate Practice Group.

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