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    state of texas eviction diversion program

    State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program

    On November 3, 2021, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (“TDHCA”) announced that it was closing the Texas Eviction Diversion Program to new applications because TDHCA has successfully paid or obligated all funds available to date.  

    For more information on the State of Texas, Eviction Diversion Program Click on the links below.

    Texas Judicial Branch

    Texas Coronavirus Relief Bill

    Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) Overview

    Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) Frequently Asked Questions

    Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

    Click here to read the 44th Emergency Order in its entirety.

    TEDP Informational Brochures

    TEDP Brochure (English)

    TEDP Brochure (Spanish)

    The 44th Emergency Order expires January 1, 2022.

    Tarrant County is participating in the Texas Eviction Diversion Program. If your case is eligible for the program, rental assistance will be provided for up to 15 months of back or future rent. This assistance benefits both parties: The landlord will receive rental payments that they are otherwise not receiving, and the tenant gets the benefit of staying in the residence and avoiding months of rent becoming due all at once when the current pause on nonpayment evictions ends. Also, eviction case records are confidential if participating in the program, which can be very beneficial to the tenant in securing future housing.

    If both parties agree to participate, the court will pause this case for 60 days. If the program does not work to resolve the issue, the landlord may request in writing to resume the case, including sending a copy of that request to the tenant.

    If you are interested in enrolling in this program, please complete the form below, sign and submit this form along with your paperwork to the appropriate email.

    Click here to download the Texas Eviction Diversion Program - Payment for Past-Due Rent form

    If both parties (Tenant and Landlord) agree to participate in the Texas Eviction Diversion Program, please fill out the form below and submit it to the court via E-File (preferred), e-mail, or fax.

    Click here to download the Agreed Motion to Participate in the Texas Eviction Diversion Program

    Click here to download the Plaintiff's Motion to Reinstate Case after Texas Eviction Program Abatement

     

    This page was last modified on November 23, 2021

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