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If you are renting an apartment and/or a new home and are having trouble paying rent, you may be in luck. A new program that is designed to assist Detroiters facing eviction was announced on Friday. According to city officials, the Detroit Eviction Assistance and Prevention Program looks to help residents financially, legally or through job placement.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said, “The resumption of evictions is going to be difficult for a lot of people who fell behind on their rent during COVID. In Detroit, we want to help keep people in their homes. We are going to use all the resources at our disposal to help them avoid eviction, get caught up on their rent and stay caught up.”

The program will offer free legal assistance for residents who have received an eviction notice. They will be assigned an attorney who will help and advise them on what their best options will be. If a resident needs or is requesting legal aid, residents can apply at or call 866-313-2520.

Detroit, if you or someone you know needs help paying their rent please be sure to register for this program as soon as possible.