(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.

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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 michigan.gov/mshda/rental/cera.

Who is eligible?

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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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