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COVID-19 Eviction Protections 

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.

Austin and Dallas have passed 60-day grace period ordinances to give tenants more time to pay rent.

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.

REAL ESTATE What You Need to Know About Tenant Rights in Texas

US News and World Report spoke with the Texas Tenants’ Union for this article.

$1 Billion Gap in Transportation, HUD Funding

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.


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