Detroit stands ready to help people facing eviction after moratorium expires

Posted at 6:20 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 18:20:34-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit has $11.8 million in federal CARES Act money and is partnering with agencies for legal assistance for thousands of city residents facing eviction.

Mayor Mike Duggan says people need to come forward now to request help.

They can log into or call 866-313-2520.

Detroit courts are open and taking up eviction cases but hearings are on Zoom and a slower docket can buy people time.

Detroit has a landlord compliance ordinance that requires houses and apartments to be up to code before tenants are evicted.

Mayor Duggan says landlords also have to may mortgages so working out solutions with rent assistance from the city can keep people inside their homes.