Detroit Residents Facing Eviction Can Now Sign up for Free Legal Defense and Rental Assistance

July 20, 2020

Detroit residents facing evictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic can now sign up to get free legal defense and rental assistance.

With Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s moratorium on evictions expiring July 16, Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department, in coordination with the State of Michigan, Southwest Counseling Solutions and the Homeless Action Network of Detroit, will provide $11.5 million to the United Community Housing Coalition’s eviction assistance program for Detroit tenants.

This includes $6.4 million in State Coronavirus Relief Funds, in addition to previously allocated federal CARES Act funding. The eviction defense programs are administered by City partners at the United Community Housing Coalition, MI Legal Services, and Lakeshore Legal Aid.

Detroit residents at risk for eviction should go to DetroitEvictionHelp.com or call 866-313-2520 to start the process.

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