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With pandemic safety net policies expiring, renters brace for eviction

Jul 30, 2021
The federal eviction moratorium is set to expire at the end of July. Houstonians won’t have a state or local moratorium in place to pause evictions.
Houston-area renters lined up at La Iglesia del Pueblo on July 5, 2021.
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Houston officials are handing out rent relief, but not all landlords are signing up

May 31, 2021
The local program recently eliminated landlord participation as a requirement for renters to receive funding, so the payments can go directly to renters.
With the CDC eviction order set to expire at the end of June, renters are scrambling to pull together back rent.
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Texas may soon require landlords to inform renters about flood risk

May 28, 2021
The state requires disclosure of flood risk information to buyers, but not to people who rent their homes. For now.
In the Houston area, nearly half a million renters live in a floodplain. New protections could mean a significant shift for them.
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