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Legal Aid Of Northwest Texas staff reached out to KCBD to share advice and tips on tenants’ rights and evictions. “We want everyone to know that tenants, even that have fallen behind on rent, the...
Lone Star Legal Aid announced the launch of its Eviction HELP Project , a self-guided tool that helps Texas renters to fight evictions during the COVID 19 Pandemic. The Eviction HELP Project helps...
Hundreds of debt collection lawsuits have been filed since Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster because of COVID-19 in mid-March, including more than 345 suits brought by facilities...
As criminal courts grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, some in the legal industry wonder whether a virtual jury trial could be next. As Zoom becomes a regular fixture in courts, some are concerned...
Stimulus payments, unemployment checks, and local resources are providing temporary cushions. But there’s a cutoff date ahead for a portion of unemployment payments, and it’s unclear how long the...
Evictions are expected to skyrocket in Texas where the state Supreme Court has lifted a moratorium on evictions and unemployment has risen to historic levels amid the coronavirus pandemic. Houston,...
Most landlords have complied with the eviction moratoria, especially those with lawyers and property managers of their own to guide them through this crisis, according to attorneys. New tenant...
Back in March, the state of Texas enacted measures to protect renters from evictions as their incomes disappeared. But that order, like others around the country, was temporary. It’s back to pre-...
The Texas Supreme Court’s statewide ban on evictions has expired, but there are still protections for certain renters — in some cases, for weeks to come. Marissa Latta, an attorney at Texas RioGrande...
City officials and non-profit organizations are gearing up to support what is likely to be a massive influx of eviction cases when courts reopen on June 1. Leading those efforts is Texas RioGrande...

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