News Story (Texas)
Juan Pablo Garnham
October 6, 2020
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Tags: CDC Eviction Moratorium, COVID-19, Housing, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Housing advocates and lawyers consulted around the state said that initially, only a few judges informed tenants about the CDC order or asked them if they had signed the declaration needed.
“It’s a tough balance. The judge can’t show favoritism towards the landlord or the tenant’s side,” said Becky Moseley, housing attorney with Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. “The judges also can’t give legal advice, so it’s a fine line that the judges have to apply individually.”