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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on May 8, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Texas, we recommend that you visit the Governor's COVID-19 Resources portal, the Harris County website or Dallas County's Coronavirus Updates and Information

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Description of Program and Relief

Temporary Suspension of Eviction Proceedings for Residential and Commercial Renters

Description of Program and Relief

On March 26, 2020, Austin City Council passed an ordinance providing renters that have failed to pay rent a 60-day grace period before facing eviction proceedings. Specifically, the ordinance requires landlords to provide delinquent renters with a notice of proposed eviction. Upon receipt of such a notice, renters will have 60 days to cure overdue rent, fees, and other charges. Landlords are prohibited from posting notices to vacate, locking out tenants, or removing tenants’ property during the 60-day grace period.

The ordinance does not relieve any renters of their obligations to make payments under their lease agreements.

Government or Lead Agency

Austin City Council

Dates Available

March 26, 2020 – July 8, 2020

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Texas residents facing residential eviction proceedings.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


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