Step 2: Attend your court date - If you get notice of court dates, show up! When you show up, Legal Services can represent your court case until there has been time for CERA applications to be processed, and for landlords to receive back rent.
Step 3: Do not move out - If you move out of your rental unit, you will be deemed ineligible for CERA. Remember to remain in your rented space and do not vacate until your CERA application has been processed.
Step 4: If You missed your first court date, call Legal Services of South Central Michigan - If you were unable to make your first court date, do call Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) for free legal advice and representation at (734)-665-6181 (Washtenaw County Office).
If you are facing eviction, call Housing Access for Washtenaw County at 734-961-1999 for financial assistance. You can also reach out for legal help by calling Legal Services of South Central Michigan at 734-665-6181.
For those who are unable to use the online portal, a paper copy of the application can be found here: