Posted on · For some local relief programs, a lack of staffing, political support and effective community outreach got in the way of spending federal funds to prevent evictions, a new report found. More than $30 million went unspent and had to be returned.
Posted on · The statewide program doled out more than $1.2 billion to 212,344 households. There have been nearly 50,000 eviction filings in Houston since the beginning of the pandemic.
Posted on · A family in Houston and a plumber in Maryland couldn't afford rent, which pushed them into crowded living quarters. During the COVID-19 pandemic, that common predicament has increased viral spread.
Posted on · The Houston-Harris County rent relief program has helped more than 48,000 families this year. But some are still getting evicted anyway.
Posted on · The court's six conservative justices said the CDC exceeded its authority by issuing the two-month pause on evictions in much of the country.
Posted on · 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 their eviction either -- unlike renters in New York, Los Angeles, and Austin.
Posted on · By a 5-to-4 vote, the court left in place the nationwide moratorium on evictions put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The moratorium is set to expire on July 31.
Posted on · Renters facing eviction could lose two key pandemic safety net measures this month.
Posted on · Some are wary of conditions and red tape, so they’d rather get the eviction judgment than wait for rent relief to come through.
Posted on · Local judges are no longer authorized to pause eviction cases because of the CDC moratorium.
Posted on · It's the second such ruling issued by a federal judge in two weeks.
Posted on · Houston landlords haven't been filing fewer eviction cases since the moratorium went into effect, either.
Posted on · The CDC moratorium isn’t protecting everybody in Harris County, where courts have heard more than 2,800 eviction cases since the order took effect last month.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Why some people are losing their homes without being evicted, Congressional candidate Sri Preston Kulkarni answers questions, food writers dish on the sweetest treats in town, and addressing maternal mortality in Harris County.
Posted on · “Texas treats housing as a commodity. And when you treat housing as a commodity more so than an actual right, a guaranteed right, these are the collateral consequences.”