Are you a resident with questions about what to do during COVID-19 regarding rent, eviction, assistance, or section 8? Here are your answers!
What should I do if I am unable to pay my rent? First: Contact your Property Manager. The most important thing that you can do is communicate your situation with your Property Manager. Can I be evicted even though there is a public health crisis? The Texas Supreme Court has halted most evictions, including for non-payment of rent, until April 19. I am a renter and need assistance paying my bills. Where can I go for help? If you need rental payment assistance, there are several groups and agencies that can help. Contact your property manager for a list! Do I still need to pay rent even though evictions have been halted? Yes—the court’s temporary halt of evictions does not affect your obligation to pay rent, and continuing to pay your rent protects your rights as a renter under Texas law. What if I live at a public housing authority property, affordable housing property or use Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8)? Both public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) residents who experience a loss or reduction of wages should contact their housing authority to see what can be done to provide assistance. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT https://www.taa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TAA-Cororavirus-Renter-Resources-1.pdf