Rent and Mortgage Payment Concerns During COVID-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid representatives say residents are already feeling the financial impact. They are receiving calls around the clock for legal assistance. Attorneys are advising everyone to prepare for the month of May because although eviction hearings are on hold, tenants are still responsible for paying rent.

“Apply for that unemployment. Make sure you file taxes for 2018 and 2019 to try and get that stimulus check. Work on different ways to get that rent before the moratorium is lifted,” said Texas RioGrande Legal Aid attorney Linley Boone-Almaguer.

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