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Our address 8035 E R L Thornton Fwy., Suite 535 , Dallas, TX 75228. This is Interstate 30 at the Jim Miller Road exit.
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Texas Supreme Court — Courts may not hold jury trials until September 1, with some exceptions. Courts are also allowed to suspend deadlines and procedures until September 30, 2020.
Austin — Mayor Steve Adler has ordered landlords not to issue notices to vacate through July 25, 2020.
City and County of El Paso – rents are capped at the rent level charged on March 13, 2020 until the state of disaster ends.
City of San Marcos – gives tenants a 90-day grace period to pay rent.
CARES Act properties – evictions are suspended until July 25 and then landlord must give a 30-day notice. In addition, landlords can’t charge late fees from 3/27/20 to 7/24/20. You can check to see if your home is covered by the CARES Act at this link: https://t.co/5TBBi5372g?amp=1
Travis County – No eviction cases (residential and commercial) will be heard until after September 30, 2020, except where the action of the tenant, or the tenant’s household members or guests, pose an imminent threat.
US News and World Report spoke with the Texas Tenants’ Union for this article.
HUD needs approximately $1 billion in additional funding this year compared to Fiscal Year (FY) 16 just to maintain current program levels and renew existing rental assistance contracts. The Senate Appropriations Committee has allocated about $1 billion less to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Subcommittee than was funded for this year. This math is troubling.
“Only one member of the Housing Committee voted against giving attorneys the OK — its chair, Scott Griggs, who asked his colleagues to give the tenants the maximum relocation fee allowed by law. That, he said, is around $15,000.”
For more information on the story, visit the Dallas Morning News
For seniors with mobility problems, life without an elevator can mean much more than just being stuck on a single floor. It can mean missing out on vital activities like doctor appointment, shopping trips, and other necessary social engagements.
For several resident at Juliette Fowler Communities, a broken elevator meant going almost a week without delivered meals and fresh laundry. Luckily residents spoke out. They got in touch with the local news and were able to pressure on management and the elevator service provider. They were victorious and by the following Monday, the elevator was fixed
A link for the story is listed below:
Update: Because Tenants spoke out, they saw a working elevator the Tuesday after the story came out!