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If you are facing eviction, here is some information that may be helpful to you.

  • Stop TX Eviction Guide & Find Legal Assistance

    Use this Stop TX Eviction guide to learn more about your options and apply for legal aid in your area. Página en Español

    Legal ProviderWho Can QualifyHow to ApplyWebsitePhone
    Houston Volunteer Lawyers

    Any immigrant status.

    (Cualquiera que sea su estatus migratorio.)

    Apply online. If you cannot, please call.

    (Aplica online. Si no puede, llame.)

    makejusticehappen.org(713) 228-0735
    Lone Star Legal Aid

    Cannot assist undocumented persons who are not crime victims.

    (No puede ayudar personas indocumentadas que no son victimas de delitos.)

    Apply online at StopTXEviction.org. If you cannot, please call.

    (Aplica online en StopTXEviction.org. Si no puede, llame.)

    lonestarlegal.org(713) 652-0077
    South Texas College of Law Clinic

    Any immigrant status.

    (Cualquiera que sea su estatus migratorio.)

    Apply online. If you cannot, please call.

    (Aplica online. Si no puede, llame.)

    stcl.edu/academics/legal-clinics/(832) 554-6544
    Earl Carl Institute (TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law)

    Cannot assist undocumented persons.

    (No puede ayudar personas indocumentadas.)

    Apply online. If you cannot, please call.

    (Aplica online. Si no puede, llame.)

    tsulaw.edu/centers/ECI/(713) 313-7275
    University of Houston Clinical Programs

    Any immigrant status.

    (Cualquiera que sea su estatus migratorio.)

    Please call to apply.

    (Llame para aplicar.)

    About at TexasLawHelp.org(713) 743-2095
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  • Learn more about the CDC Order

    The CDC Order stops the court from processing an eviction or writ of possession for not paying rent for any person who submits this declaration to their landlord and the court, if you have an active case. This declaration is valid from September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

    You must sign and deliver this Tenant Declaration to your landlord. Be sure that all the information is true for your case and only submit if it is.

    Learn more here about the order here.

  • New Texas Eviction Diversion Program

    The Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) is a new program that is being tested in Harris County and other areas. The Judge should offer this option to you and your landlord at your hearing. It is a voluntary program and both you and your landlord must agree to participate in it.

    If you have an active eviction case, even if it has been postponed with a CDC order, you are eligible to apply! The organization administering the program is the Gulf Coast Community Service Association. Apply here or call (713) 554-0667.

    This program may provide up to six months of rental assistance for eligible tenants. See the requirements in this document.

  • Form a payment plan with your landlord

    Trying to work with your landlord to form a payment plan is the best option to avoid being sued if you are behind on rent.

    Feel free to use the templates to talk to your landlord about reaching an agreement. We have it in multiple languages:

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