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Detroit City Officials Urge Renters To Apply For COVID Relief Aid Before June 30 Deadline

(CBS DETROIT) -- City leaders are urging renters to apply for COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA). before the June 30 deadline.

Duggan will also join city partners at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to outline ways the city is helping renters who are facing eviction.

According to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, the CERA program will stop taking applications at 9 p.m. on June 30. Applications that are submitted on June 30 will still be processed after that date.

For more information on the program and to apply, visit

Who is eligible?

CERA serves renter households that have incomes less than 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) who meet the following conditions:

  • Individual(s) in the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or has experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak; and
  • Individual(s) in the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by being past due on rent.

As of Wednesday, MSHDA received more than 267,000 applications across the state.

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