Fair Housing and Human Rights Office



​Eviction Resources

​Rental Assistance

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DHA RENTAL ASSISTANCE

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UNITED WAY RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Eviction Protections

  • The CARES Act Eviction Protections
    • Section 4024(c) of the CARES Act requires landlords of covered properties to provide tenants at least 30 days-notice before they must vacate the property
    • For more information on evictions protections visit: Click Here
    • For the entire CARES Act Bill visit: Click Here
  • CDC Temporary Evictions Halt
    • To initiate protections tenants must provide Landlords with a declaration
    • Expires: December 31, 2020 (unless extended)

       
  • Texas Supreme Court – 25th Emergency Order
    • Landlords are required to specify the following information to tenants & confirm specification in the filed evictions petitions:
  1. "The Centers for Disease Control issued an order stopping some evictions. You may be able to stop your eviction if you sign the attached Declaration under Penalty of Perjury for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Temporary Halt in Evictions to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19 and provide it to your landlord and the court. Before signing the Declaration, read it carefully and make sure all the statements are true. The Declaration is sworn, meaning you can be prosecuted, go to jail, or pay a fine if any of the statements are not true. Find out more about the order at www.TexasLawHelp.org"
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  2. Provide tenant a copy of the CDC declaration form, titled Declaration under Penalty of Perjury for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Temporary Halt in Evictions to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19, ("CDC Declaration") that is attached to the CDC's Order or a similar declaration form
      • For More Information Visit: CLICK HERE 
      • Expires: December 15, 2020 (unless extended)