Coronavirus Stimulus Bill (CARES Act) - The CARES Act (Coronavirus Stimulus Bill) contains provisions halting evictions for tenants in properties covered by a federally-backed mortgage for 120 days from its enactment .
Covered properties” include properties that participate in the housing programs below. The largest are public housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, Project-Based Section 8 housing, and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program.
The Act also applies to renters whose property owners have federally-backed mortgages. These include mortgages backed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the government-sponsored enterprises known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Does not apply to the following:
Landlords can 1st go to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs website then, click on "HTC Property Inventory (XLSX)" link under Additional Guidance and Resources to search a database to determine if their property is subject to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) restrictions.
Landlords can also go to the National Low Income Housing Coalition website to check their property against a multi-family housing database.
To ensure compliance with the CARES Act, all Plaintiff’s must complete the below verification affidavit, swearing or declaring that their property is not subject to the federal eviction moratorium. This affidavit is required at filing and before a judgment can be granted on their case.
CDC Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions - CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield signed a declaration determining that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Form Needed for CARES Act and CDC Temporary Halt:
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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