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Gov. Whitmer signs executive order suspending evictions

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Posted at 9:43 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 21:43:13-04

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed and executive order Thursday temporarily suspending evictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

The order protects tenants and mobile home owners from eviction until after the COVID-19 emergency has passed.

“It’s critical Michiganders can self-quarantine and continue staying safer at home without fear of being evicted,” Gov. Whitmer said in a statement. “This Executive Order gives renters and mobile home owners some peace of mind as we continue to flatten the curve.”

The order lets people stay in their homes even if they can't pay rent.

The governors office says the order also helps take some of the burden from eviction cases off of courts until the emergency is over.

For more information, you can head to the state's website for more information.