In August of 2019, Muskegon’s district court saw 506 landlord-tenant eviction cases filed.
This August only 58 cases have been filed. Of those cases, only 20 ended with an eviction writ being issued.
According to national data compiled by Evictionlab in 2016 Muskegon county had the highest rate of evictions in Michigan.
Judge Ladas Hoopes said it’s a sign that so far Michigan’s eviction diversion program is working.
“I think Michigan has done an excellent job in figuring out what to do with the eviction moratorium cases,” she said.