The state of Texas will begin piloting a new Eviction Diversion Program in 19 Texas counties* beginning October 12.
This new program is scheduled to be offered statewide beginning November 9. If that timeline changes, the Texas Apartment Association will advise members.
The Eviction Diversion Program and a related rental assistance program that will offer eligible participants funding for up to six months’ rent, including past rents starting in April 2020, is being funded by the state from a portion of CARES Act funding received. Learn more about the Eviction Diversion program.
Beginning October 12 in the pilot counties, and statewide when the program is fully available, the eviction citation (the paperwork issued by the JP Court) will include a brochure explaining the program and its requirements.
These brochures have been produced by the state. Again, JP Courts are required to include the brochure with the eviction citation (the court’s notice to the resident). Property owners are not required to provide these brochures.
The Texas Eviction Diversion Program informational brochure is available in ten languages:
- TEDP Brochure (English/Spanish)
- TEDP Brochure (English)
- TEDP Brochure (Spanish)
- TEDP Brochure (Arabic)
- TEDP Brochure (Chinese)
- TEDP Brochure (French)
- TEDP Brochure (German)
- TEDP Brochure (Korean)
- TEDP Brochure (Russian)
- TEDP Brochure (Tagalog)
- TEDP Brochure (Vietnamese)
*All counties included in the eviction diversion pilot program are: Bee, Bexar, Brazos, Chambers, Deaf Smith, El Paso, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Harris, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Montgomery, Randall, Palo Pinto, Parker, Potter, San Patricio and Wise. Travis County was initially identified as a pilot county but has opted out of the pilot program.