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Michigan Eviction Moratorium to Be Extended Again

Michigan Eviction Moratorium to Be Extended Again The Michigan eviction moratorium is expected to be extended again until July 15th, 2020. Actions related to evicting tenants cannot be taken until July 16th, 2020, except for the mailing of the Modified Demand for Payment that the RPOA has provided free and may be found here. Landlords may […]

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Michigan Appropriates $60 Million for Rent Assistance Due to COVID-19

Michigan Appropriates $60 Million for Rent Assistance Due to COVID-19 For three months landlords and property managers have been prevented from evicting tenants for non-payment of rent. While many tenants have been able to pay their rent in full or make partial payments, there were many that were unable to pay due to an inability […]

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Michigan Supreme Court Prioritizes Landlord-Tenant Cases for Eviction

Michigan Supreme Court Prioritizes Landlord-Tenant Cases for Eviction The Michigan Governor is not expected to extend the moratorium on evictions come June 12—despite several protest to the contrary. In that regard, the Michigan Supreme Court issued new administrative orders on June 9 to courts on how to handle landlord-tenant cases in the coming weeks and […]

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Ask Governor to Open Vacation Rentals

Ask Governor to Open Vacation Rentals While the RPOA and the Short Term Rental Association are negotiating the opening of vacation and short-term rentals in Michigan, we are encouraging members of both associations to contact the governor’s office and the attorney generals office to ask that rentals be allowed. The RPOA is participating, through its […]

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Governor Whitmer Extends Stay at Home Order Until April 30th

Governor Whitmer Extends Stay at Home Order Until April 30th This afternoon, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-42, which extends the current “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. The new deadline mirrors that of the Federal social distancing guidelines, ending April 30th. On Tuesday, April 7th, the Michigan legislature extended the Governor’s emergency declaration and emergency […]

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Protecting Workers Who Stay Home, Stay Safe When They or Their Close Contacts Are Sick

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Protecting Workers Who Stay Home, Stay Safe When They or Their Close Contacts Are Sick Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-36, prohibiting all employers from discharging, disciplining, or otherwise retaliating against an employee for staying home from work if they or one of their close contacts tests positive […]

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and Housing

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and Housing Below is a summary of the housing portion of the relief act just passed by Congress. On March 25, 2020, the Committee on Appropriations, Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy, released a summary of Senate Bill 3548, now known as the “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security […]

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Emotional Support Animal Bill Passes House

Emotional Support Animal Bill Passes House We all need some good news! Well—here you go: The emotional support animal bill, HB 4910 H-4, passed out of the Michigan House on March 17 and is now in the Senate. The senate appears to be looking on this bill favorably. In short, the bill would make it illegal for tenants […]

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How to Handle Move-Ins/Outs, Turns and Repairs During Stay at Home Order

How to Handle Move-Ins/Outs, Turns and Repairs During Stay at Home Order At this time, the only definitive statement the RPOA has from the state on these issues is the one related to repairs, i.e. repairs to a home are considered by of the critical infrastructure, so under the order, critical infrastructure workers include workers […]

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RPOA Action Update on Executive Order Regarding Evictions

RPOA Action Update on Executive Order Regarding Evictions The RPOA is in formal negotiations with the Michigan Governor’s office to address concerns and get more clarification on how to handle evictions under Executive Order No. 2020-19.  The RPOA participated in a conference call yesterday with the Governor’s office and the following issues and recommendations were […]

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