For All Arlington Residents:

Current Notice on Eviction Ban

The Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, issued a ban on residential evictions for nonpayment of rent if the tenant is expected to earn less than $99,000 annually and the cause for nonpayment is COVID-19 related. This is effective through 3/31/2021. Fees and related penalties, including interest, can continue to accrue. Click here to read the notice. 

This ban covers all renters, but does not include hotels or motels rented to “a temporary guest or seasonal tenant”.

To be protected, tenants must complete and sign a declaration form and provide it to the landlord. Click here for the Declaration Form.

Previous Notices on Eviction Ban

  • In March 2020, the State of Texas issued a statewide halt on evictions, placing all hearings on hold through 05/18/2020. During this time, the courts would not hear eviction cases and tenants could not be legally removed from your home for nonpayment of rent. However, this did not mean that you didn't owe your rent. To hear more details about this, Click here for a video by Legal Aid of North Texas addressing questions related to this topic.
  • On 03/27/2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed by Congress to protect residents of certain multi-family properties from late fees and evictions filed for nonpayment of rent through 07/24/2020.
    • CLICK HERE to search for your apartment complex and see if you were protected. Simply enter the apartment name and zip code.
    • If your apartment was protected by the CARES Act, your landlord would be able to file an eviction beginning 07/25/2020 but was required to give tenants a 30-day notice to vacate. So 08/24/2020 would have been the earliest that a covered tenant would have to leave their residence.
    • The CARES Act did not protect a tenant who violated a lease for reasons other than nonpayment (illegal activity, unauthorized pets, etc).
    • Even if your apartment building is covered by the CARES Act, your rent is still due. 

Other Important Resources and Information

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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