The State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association and legal aid providers have a legal assistance hotline for low-income individuals and families affected by the Texas winter storms. Call 1-800-504-7030. Help is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has received $1.3 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance funds from the newly passed Coronavirus Relief Bill. TDHCA’s Texas Rent Relief program will accept applications from landlords and tenants beginning February 15, 2021, at 8 a.m. Learn more and apply by phone at 833-9TX-RENT / 833-989-7368.
CARES Act – There was a moratorium on evictions for properties with federally-backed loans from March 27 to July 24, 2020. Landlords of these properties were not allowed to charge late fees during that period. Landlords of covered properties must give 30-day notice to vacate before filing with the court. You can check to see if your property is covered by the CARES Act at this link.
Travis County – Nonpayment eviction cases will not be heard until after April 1, 2021 if the tenant’s rent is $2,475.00 a month or less.