State providing $171 million in rental aid in new Texas Eviction Diversion Program

News Story, Television News (Texas)

Heather Sullivan
Fox26 Houston
October 22, 2020
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Tags: CDC Eviction Moratorium, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)


Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions that took effect September 6, many eviction cases are still moving through the courts. The state is providing $171 million of rental assistance in a new Texas Eviction Diversion Program to keep families in their homes. Plus a new legal aid online resource is available for families facing eviction proceedings.