“Landlords who evict tenants who have filed a CDC declaration under the moratorium may be subject to civil and criminal penalties. However, the State of Texas has indicated that courts will not enforce this policy.”
The State of Texas will begin implementing the Texas Rent Relief Program to help Texans who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including past due rent and utilities dating as far back as March 13, 2020.
The Bexar County Probate Courts have seen an increase in cases in the wake of the pandemic. Over the last few months, SALSA has worked with Probate Court Staff Attorneys, Martin Collins and Michelle Casillas to understand how pro bono volunteers can lessen the burden the courts are facing.