Where can I find additional resources for assistance or programs that are available?
Michigan has been provided federal funds from U.S. Treasury, which were established under section 3206 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to be provided to homeowners for the purpose of preventing mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosure, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacements of homeowners experiencing financial hardships after January 21, 2020. Michigan is currently in the process of creating our state plan and we expect it to be available to struggling homeowners in the next few months. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.
Please visit the Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF) web page at www.michigan.gov/MIHAF
Here are a few resources that may be helpful:
- The State of Michigan's COVID-19 site: https://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus
- New York Times story that highlights government benefits, free services and financial strategies: Your Money: A Hub for Help During the Coronavirus Crisis
- U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau post: How to protect yourself financially from the impact of the coronavirus