National eviction protections are no secret (after all, the CDC is currently getting sued on multiple fronts because of them), but locally, protective measures — both for tenants and for landlords — can vary widely.
For those with rental properties in Austin, the protections are multipronged. There’s a rental assistance program (two actually), as well as an extended eviction ban at least through August 1.
Fortunately, both are moving in the right direction for local landlords. Do you have nonpaying tenants in Austin or Travis County, Texas? Here’s what you need to know about the latest iterations of these measures.
For tenants behind on their rent or utilities in the Austin area, there are currently two options. First, there’s the Austin Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants program (or RENT). This one is for low-income Austin residents and offers funds passed down by Congress earlier this year.