Rawley Van Fossen

Lansing skyline
WKAR File Photo

A state program has distributed more than $890-thousand dollars to mid-Michigan households struggling to pay rent and utilities due to pandemic related hardships. The funds come from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

The state launched the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance program in March to help Michiganders pay for rent and utilities. It replaced the Eviction Diversion Program, which had been offering rental assistance since last summer.