Can't make rent due to the pandemic? You're likely still protected.
THN Staff are not attorneys and are not giving legal advice. If you feel you are facing an unjust eviction, please contact Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid. Here is a page they have about the eviction moratorium.
If you are the 1 in 9 Texas renters behind on their rental payments, here is what you need to know.
To our understanding, you still are protected from eviction due to non-payment of rent.*
All you need to do is provide your landlord with a signed declarative statement. We strongly recommend making a copy for your records and sending it to the landlord via traceable mail.
That’s it. Don’t let the confusion around the multiple lawsuits confuse you. At this time, you are covered.
The following is a selection from NLIHC’s webpage on the moratorium:
To be protected, qualified renters facing eviction should immediately provide a signed declaration to their landlords. For more details about the moratorium and a sample declaration that renters can use, read NLIHC’s and NHLP’s Overview of National Eviction Moratorium and our National Eviction Moratorium: FAQ for Renters [Español]. The declaration can be found in these languages:
- The declaration can be found in these languages: Arabic | Bangla | Burmese | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Chuukese | Creole | English | Hmong | Khmer | Korean | Lao | Marshallese | Mongolian | Napali | Punjabi (Gurmukhī) | Russian | Somali | Samoan | Spanish CDC | Swahili | Tagalog | Thai | Tongan | Urdu | Vietnamese
- HUD PIH and Office of Multifamily Housing have posted the declarative statement in these and other languages (20 in total) at https://bit.ly/3ilIB0R
* Unless you are a plaintiff in a case that has been decided.