Texas regulators vote to ban residential utility shut-offs during pandemic while buoying companies

News Story (Texas)

Kiah Collier, Jeremy Schwartz
Texas Tribune, ProPublica
March 26, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction, utilities

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


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The Texas Public Utility Commission approved an order Thursday that would ban disconnections of water and power service for Texans financially impacted by COVID-19 and put them on deferred payment plans. But advocates and experts say the real winner might be utility providers.