Michigan Eviction Diversion Funds Available to Aid Renters

Michigan’s COVID-19 Eviction Diversion and Rental Assistance Program is available in Berrien County through Emergency Shelter Services, said Mary LaSata Spiegel, the managing attorney with Legal Aid of Western Michigan, who is helping coordinate the program locally.

She said that renters have to meet certain income requirements, and both the renter and the landlord have to agree to enter into the program, which is funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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