Local program aims to combat eviction in San Antonio

The right to counsel program in San Antonio aims to help tenants facing eviction.

News Story (Texas)

Tiffany Huertas
KSAT 12 (San Antonio)
February 21, 2020
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)


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Trevino said court records show there were about 16,000 eviction filings in Bexar County in 2018. Most of those judgments favored the property owner, not the tenant.

To implement the program, the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department will partner with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, a nonprofit law firm.

The $100,000 allocated for this project will be used to hire an attorney, a project coordinator and pay for other staff members who will work in the program.