Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended an executive order prohibiting home evictions during the coronavirus pandemic until June 11th. The original executive order prohibiting evictions went into effect on March 20th.
The extended order protects tenants from being evicted unless they pose a substantial risk to property or another person. It also provides courts the ability to stay eviction-related proceedings until after the COVID-19 emergency. Whitmer said, “It’s critical Michiganders can self-quarantine and continue staying safer at home without fear of being evicted. This Executive Order gives renters and mobile home owners some peace of mind as we continue to flatten the curve.”
Michigan is currently under a Stay Home executive order until May 28th. Violating the order can result in a $1,000 fine and/or 90 days in jail for each offense, as well as licensing penalties for businesses and other entities that disregard the order.
Reporting for WGRT – Marty Doorn