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The Eviction Diversion Program (EDP) | Michigan State Housing Development Authority


State AgencyMichigan State Housing Development Authority
Program NameThe Eviction Diversion Program (EDP)
Program Description

A new program established to provide financial relief for renters who have experienced a loss of income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants in eviction proceedings will be offered legal representation.

Program Websitemichigan.gov
Program StatusAccepting Applicants
Start Date07/16/2020
Eligibility Criteria

• Household income must be at or below 100 percent of AMI.
• Landlords must forgive late fees and up to 10% of the back rent.
• Must have notice to quit or eviction notice.

Eligible Activities
  • Rent
  • Rent arrearages
Direct Recipient of Assistance
  • Landlord
Administration StructureThe Michigan State Housing Development Authority will be administering this program through its network of nonprofit homeless service providers.
Maximum Length of Assistance

One-time payment

Maximum Assistance Available Per Household

• Households earning 50 percent or less of the AMI are eligible for 90% of rental arrearage payment up to $3,500 and up to $1,200 for one-month next month’s rent
• Households earning between 50 and 80 percent of AMI are eligible for up to 75% of rental arrearage up to $3,000.
• Households earning between 80 and 100 percent of AMI are eligible for 65% rental arrearage payments up to $3,000.

Household Contribution RequirementsOther
Funding Source
  • Coronavirus Relief Funds (CARES Act)
Total Funding Amount of Program$60,000,000.00

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