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Mortgage Payment Forbearance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer and Michigan’s Financial Institutions Agree to Partnership for Providing Borrowers 90-day Mortgage- Payment Forbearance Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) today announce the creation of the MiMortgage Relief Partnership with over 200 of Michigan’s financial institutions to recognize and expand […]

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USCIS Offices Preparing to Reopen on June 4

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS is readying offices to reopen on or after June 4. Employees in these offices are continuing to perform mission-essential services that do not […]

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Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Directs Michiganders to Wear Homemade Masks in Enclosed Public Spaces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2020  Media Contact: Press@michigan.gov Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Directs Michiganders to Wear Homemade Masks in Enclosed Public Spaces Governor’s Executive Order Lifts Restrictions on Activities like Lawn Care, Golfing, Boating LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-59, extending her “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through […]

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Supplemental Security Income Recipients Will Receive Automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

Press Release Wednesday, April 15, 2020 For Immediate Release Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer press.office@ssa.gov News Release SOCIAL SECURITY Supplemental Security Income Recipients Will Receive Automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments SSI Recipients with Dependent Children Should Still Go To IRS.gov to Provide Their Information The Social Security Administration announced today that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) […]

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Governor Whitmer Extends, Expands “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to Save Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2020  Media Contact: Press@Michigan.gov  Governor Whitmer Extends, Expands “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to Save Lives Governor directs all Michiganders to stay home, stay safe through April 30 LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Whitmer signed executive order 2020-42, extending her prior “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through the end of April. […]

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2020 Contact: press@michigan.gov Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year Executive Order sets guidelines for remote learning, ensures teachers, school employees will be paid for remainder of school year LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders […]

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Governor Announces New Programs to Increase and Expand Unemployment Benefits for Workers Affected by COVID-19; Benefits increased for all unemployed workers, expanded to self-employed and low-wage workers

Contact: Jason Moon, 517-282-0041 (media only) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced new programs for workers affected by COVID-19. The governor, under the federal CARES Act, signed an agreement between Michigan and the U.S. Dept. of Labor to implement Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Compensation programs that grant benefits to workers who do not already qualify for state […]

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Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2020   Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order Governor directs all non-critical businesses to temporarily close, all Michiganders to stay home or six feet away from others during COVID-19 crisis LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all […]

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Due to COVID-19, MDHHS closes lobbies except for appointments; suspends rules requiring office visits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 034 – March 17, 2020 Contact: Bob Wheaton, 517-241-2112 LANSING, MICH. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today announced that MDHHS will close its lobbies to visits from the public, except for appointments, and will stop requiring residents to visit MDHHS offices in order […]

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Chaldean Community Foundation receives $20,000 Consumers Energy Foundation Grant

Grant to Chaldean Community Foundation’s Capital Campaign Supports New Community Center to Expand Workforce Development Programs, Mental and Physical Health Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2020 Sterling Heights, MI – The Chaldean Community Foundation has received a $20,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation to expand its community center, supporting workforce development programs, mental […]

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