(WXYZ) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order extending a moratorium on evictions in the state of Michigan until June 11.
The order is designed to protect tenants and mobile home owners from being evicted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The previous executive order had been set to expire on Friday.
“It’s critical Michiganders can self-quarantine and continue staying safer at home without fear of being evicted,” Governor Whitmer said in a news release. “This Executive Order gives renters and mobile home owners some peace of mind as we continue to flatten the curve.”
According to the governor's office, Executive Order 2020-85 ensures tenants and mobile home owners can remain in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, even if they are unable to pay their rent. The order also relieves courts from certain statutory restrictions so they can stay eviction-related proceedings until after the COVID-19 emergency has passed.
Read the executive order below:
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