As our nation marches toward a new year, we also edge toward a cliff with mass evictions on a scale we have not seen in generations. On January 1, 2021, there will no longer be a federal eviction moratorium from the Centers for Disease Control to protect the many families who aren’t receiving income during the pandemic. With this in mind, Texas needs to take care of our own, and we can do that by installing a state moratorium until the Eviction Diversion Program is stood up and ready to aid the residents of our state.
In a joint letter with several interfaith community groups, Texas Housers has called on State Leaders Gov. Greg Abbott, Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht, and the Justices of the Supreme Court of Texas to enact an Eviction Moratorium until March 1, 2020. Our state needs this in place while we stand up the EDP in order to protect millions of Texas families from being displaced and stop the spread of COVID-19 so close to the world defeating this disease.
You can read the letter in full below and join our call on state leaders to enact a moratorium here.2020-moratorium-letter-1
This letter has been updated with additional organizational and individual signatories as of 12/17