Can you be evicted during the pandemic? It depends on your ZIP code

News Story (NATIONAL, Texas)

Annie Nova
August 25, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC)


In the absence of any national ban on evictions during the pandemic, tenants struggling to pay their rent are at the mercy of a patchwork of narrow and temporary local protections, leading to confusion and unlawful  evictions. Some landlords take advantage of the uncertainty to push tenants out of their homes, said Daphne McGee, a staff attorney at Texas Legal Services Center.