Are You Facing Eviction?

What Options Do You Have?

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Facing Eviction?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ended the Eviction Moratorium in the United States, evictions are happening with amazing speed.

If you are behind on your rent, your landlord is looking to get paid or get you out. Time is not on your side. The Thav Gross Eviction Defense Program can get you the time you need to:

  1. Catch up with your rent with the help of FREE money from the government.
  2. Cut a deal with your landlord so you can stay.
  3. Keep you in the property for a period of time to allow you to find a new place.
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Help Is Available

At Thav Gross, we help you navigate the impossible government procedures to get the FREE government money. The COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program is there to help you but it can be confusing and (as most government programs are) difficult, if not impossible to navigate. Our experts will help you get the help you deserve.

What happens if I do not act?

  1. The landlord will obtain a judgement of eviction.
  2. Your belongings could be put out on the street by the Bailiff.
  3. You will not be able to move at your own pace.

How fast can I be evicted?

If you do not act, you can be evicted in as soon as two to three weeks from the Hearing Date.

Can I defend the eviction proceeding?

Yes. Michigan law sets out specific rules and procedures for evicting tenants and defending evictions. The key is to know how to use the rules in a way to best leverage your position to remain in the home and seek a resolution. The last thing you want for an attorney – is to represent yourself.

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Where Is This “FREE Money” The Government Says I Can Have?

At Thav Gross, we help you navigate the impossible government procedures to get the FREE government money. The COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program is there to help you but it can be confusing and (as most government programs are) difficult, if not impossible to navigate. Our experts will help you get the help you deserve.

How Do I Qualify For Assistance?

In order to qualify for the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA), we must first determine if you meet eligibility requirements to obtain the assistance.

1) If your income is less than 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) and you meet the following conditions, you will qualify for CERA:

  • 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 evidenced by a past due utility or rent notice.

Utility assistance is also available as indicated in the table below:

Household Size Maximum Total One Time Utility Payment
(Includes Future Payment)
Maximum Future Utility Payment
as a Credit
1-2 Persons $1500 $300
3-4 Persons $2000 $500
5+ Persons $2500 $500

Know Your Rights

Reasons a Judge May Deny an Eviction in Michigan

Michigan landlord-tenant law, M.C.L. § 600.5720, specifies defenses a tenant may raise which may prevent an eviction judgment from being entered by the judge. If, at an eviction hearing, the judge finds any of the following situations to be true, the judge will not enter a judgment in favor of the landlord (this means that the judge will not make the tenant move out of the rental property when the landlord is trying to evict the tenant).

Retaliation

A judge may throw out an eviction if the landlord is evicting the tenant in retaliation against the tenant’s attempt to enforce the tenant’s legal rights under the lease or rental agreement, or other laws—for example, if the tenant reported a health or safety violation to authorities, or exercised a lawful act, such as joining a tenant organization.

No Cause (Public Housing)

The judge will not order the tenant to move out of rental property that is operated by local government (Section 8, or HUD, housing) if the judge finds no cause for the eviction. There are specific reasons why a landlord may evict a tenant from Section 8 housing such as repeated lease violations, a history of disturbances to other families, or use of the rental property for anything other than a family home. These reasons for a landlord to evict a tenant are known as “cause” to evict the tenant.

Increased Tenant Obligations

If the landlord attempted to increase the tenant’s obligations under the lease or rental agreement and the tenant’s failure to comply with the changed terms was the basis for the eviction, a judge will also not enter a judgment in the landlord’s favor. Examples of how a landlord may attempt to increase a tenant’s obligations include increasing the tenant’s monthly rent (without a provision in the lease allowing the landlord to do so), or requiring the tenant to perform certain maintenance or repairs (without having this responsibility agreed to in the lease or rental agreement).

Self-Help or Improper Eviction

Finally, a judge may deny a landlord’s request for an eviction of the tenant if the landlord used prohibited self-help measures like changing the locks on the rental property, or if the landlord is discriminating against the tenant—for example, by trying to evict the tenant for having a pet when the pet is a certified service animal for a tenant with a disability.

A judge may also deny a landlord’s request for an eviction if the judge finds the landlord did not provide proper notice or service of the summons and complaint on the tenant.

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30150 Telegraph Rd. Suite 444
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

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Flint, MI 485021

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