LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel advises Michigan residents facing financial hardship during the pandemic may be eligible for continued rent and mortgage payment
“As this nation continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19 on just about every facet of life, it’s important that Michiganders are aware of federal programs available to them,” said Nessel. “With temporary halts on evictions for those eligible, mortgage payment forbearance and a continued pause on federal student loan payments, it’s important
The Federal Trade Commission recently provided information on updates or extensions to these federal relief programs:
Renters — The temporary stop on evictions for certain renters now runs through March 31, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information on who is eligible and the steps to take.
Homeowners — If you’re struggling to make your federally backed mortgage payments because of the pandemic, payment forbearance may still be available, and the pause on foreclosures runs through at least March 31, 2021. The Federal Housing Finance Agency tells you how to find out if your mortgage is federally backed. Contact your mortgage servicer to find out what other help is available to you.
Attorney General Nessel offers the
- Beware of anyone who contacts you to offer financial services or rental assistance for a fee – you do not have to pay to get these benefits.
- Don’t give your personal or financial information to anyone who contacts you – even if they claim to be a government official.
- If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
The Michigan Department of Attorney General provides online consumer protection resources to
Your connection to consumer protection is just a click or phone call away. Consumer complaints can be filed online at the Attorney General’s website, or by calling 877-765-8388.