Whitmer lifts eviction freeze; $50M in rent aid coming

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Published: Jun. 26, 2020 at 10:42 PM EDT
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a monthslong moratorium on evictions amid the coronavirus pandemic will end in mid-July, when landlords can start applying for $50 million in government assistance if they let people stay in their homes.

The initiative will be financed as part of an $880 million spending bill the Democratic governor will soon sign.

If landlords don't evict a tenant for debt related to the pandemic, they can receive a lump-sum payment.

Michigan reported one additional coronavirus-related death.

Though Michigan has the country’s eighth-highest death rate, it's now faring better than many other states on containing the virus.

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6/26/2020 4:57:21 PM (GMT -4:00)

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