Texas Eviction Diversion Program – The Supreme Court of Texas established the Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) through the Twenty-Seventh Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster. TEDP may provide up to six months of rental assistance for eligible tenants who are behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been sued for eviction. The program is operating in 19 counties now, and is scheduled to become effective in all counties in 2021. Call 855-270-7655 or see the brochures below for more information.
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 February 1, 2021 if the tenant’s rent is $2,475.00 a month or less.