The Eviction Prevention Program was made possible thanks to $300,000 in grants that will be provided to the City over three years.
- $150,000 from the Steelcase Foundation
- $150,000 from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation
These funds allow our program partners to have dedicated staff to provide pre-court and on-site help to access State Emergency Relief funds.
The Salvation Army (TSA) reaches out to tenants who have received a court summons, conducts initial screening for eligibility and helps tenants fill out the State Emergency Relief fund application.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reviews applications and works to help solve problems that may be preventing the tenant from being eligible.
The 61st District Court encourages landlords to participate in the program and tenants to seek assistance from TSA and DHHS prior to coming to court.