I received a court summons

A court summons means that your landlord has filed an eviction case against you in court and that you have been summoned to appear for a scheduled hearing.  

The summons should state the time and date of your court hearing. The 36th District Court recently resumed in-person hearings until further notice. Hearings will NOT be held on Zoom.

It is very important to attend your court hearing. Judges rule in favor of landlords "by default" if a tenant does not attend their court hearing. Currently, the first hearing in eviction court is a pre-trial hearing, meaning the judge is unlikely to issue a judgment that day. But it is still important to attend in order to access legal aid and other resources that may prevent your eviction or a judgment on your housing record.