Supreme Court

Court Extends State Eviction Diversion Program Pleading Requirements 

The Texas Supreme Court, in a 35th emergency pandemic order issued February 11, extended  until May 12 the force of pleading requirements to forestall evictions for certain tenants behind on rent. The state’s voluntary eviction-diversion program is administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and now reaches statewide after limited pilot programs in its beginning in October. Eligibility for rental assistance under the Texas Eviction Diversion Program will be determined by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Details for assistance can be found here and from Texas legal aid providers. Questions also may be answered by calling the Texas Legal Services Center, 855.270.7655.