Houston Tenants Facing Eviction Surge
Millions of Americans are facing eviction after a federal protection granted by the CARES Act expired on July 24. One part of the bill included an 'eviction moratorium,' which protected tenants, who live on federally backed property or low income housing and couldn't pay rent, from being evicted.
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Houston continues to increase, many residents in the area are in this predicament.
"On top of a public health crisis, I'm afraid that we're heading into a homelessness crisis in Houston," said Jon-Ross Trevino with Lone Star Legal Aid.