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How Does the New CDC Eviction Moratorium Work?

How Does the New CDC Eviction Moratorium Work? As of September 2, 2020 Now that the new CDC eviction moratorium is in place, many are wondering how it will work and how it will impact evictions in Michigan. Starting September 4, 2020, the moratorium does not allow a rental property owner, landlord, manager, agent, etc. to […]

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CDC Issues New Eviction Moratorium—Order Covers All Rental Properties

CDC Issues New Eviction Moratorium—Order Covers All Rental Properties The declaration form that tenants must sign in order to qualify for eviction moratorium status under the current Federal eviction moratorium order issued by the CDC can be found here. Non-members can also access this form by clicking here. Under a new order issued by the […]

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Latest Update on the Eviction Diversion Program

Latest Update on the Eviction Diversion Program The following is basic information for landlords and their tenants regarding Eviction Prevention/Diversion Process for Kent County Courts: Tenants: Tenants must call The Salvation Army HAP line for screening: 616-454-5840 Option 1. The tenants will be screened for all available funding as it becomes available and referred out […]

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How the Eviction Diversion Program Will Work (And How Evictions Will Be Different)

How the Eviction Diversion Program Will Work (And How Evictions Will Be Different) After (if) the moratorium is lifted July 16th at 12:01 a.m., landlords can begin the eviction process for non-payment of rent—however things will be a little different than normal. Landlords may evict for reasons other than non-payment, but we’ll get more into […]

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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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