With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issuing a health alert regarding the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Arlington Housing Authority (AHA) would like to provide the following information.

For All Arlington Residents: 

  • The State of Texas issued a statewide halt on evictions, placing all hearings on hold. This was recently extended through May 18, 2020. This means that the courts will not hear eviction cases and tenants cannot be legally removed from your home for nonpayment of rent. However, this does not mean that you do not owe your rent. To hear more details about this, click the link to Youtube video addressing questions related to this topic: Legal Aid of North Texas Video
  • CARES Act protects residents of certain multi-family properties from late fees and evictions filed after 3/27/2020 through 04/24/2020.
    • To see if your apartment complex is one of those protected, CLICK HERE to search for your apartment complex and see if you are protected. Simply enter the apartment name and zip code.
    • If your apartment is protected by the CARES Act, after July 25th the landlord may file an eviction but is required to give tenants a 30-day notice to vacate. So August 24th would be the earliest that a covered tenant will have to leave their residence.
    • The CARES Act does not apply to evictions filed before March 27, 2020, and does not protect a tenant who violate their lease for reasons other than nonpayment (such as illegal activity, unauthorized pets, etc).
    • Even is your apartment building is covered by the CARES Act, your rent is still due. Reach out to your landlord to discuss a repayment agreement.

For Arlington Housing Authority Clients: 

  • Beginning Monday, 3/23/20, AHA will no longer assist customers in the lobby. AHA staff will be available via phone and email, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • A secure drop box has been installed in the lobby for participants to drop off documents. A copier is available for you to make free copies of your original documents. AHA will provide an email confirmation that the documents were received.
  • Until further notice, all appointments will be conducted by phone.
  • Applicants, landlords and tenants can submit paperwork through email, the AssistanceConnect portal, or the lobby drop box.
  • AHA staff can provide information to applicants, landlords and tenants through mail, email, or the AssistanceConnect portal.
  • AHA will continue to process rent payments on a weekly basis. We do not anticipate any delays in payments to landlords. 
  • Effective 3/30/2020, the AHA will not accept clients wishing to port in from other cities during the COVID-19 crisis.

Thank you for your patience during this time. 
We care about our customers and our staff. Let’s all work together to stay healthy!

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