Eviction Information Update



Eviction Information Update

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have announced a nationwide eviction moratorium that goes into effect on Friday, September 4 and ends December 31, 2020.
The moratorium applies to individuals who earn $99,000 or less this year or no more than $198,000 if filing a joint tax return. Nearly all Bexar county families meet the income requirement.

To qualify for the protection, a renter must provide a written declaration letter covering several requirements including income verification. The letter can be found on the CDC webpage https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-eviction-declaration.html

This order does not relieve renters of the obligation to pay rent and still allows landlords to charge fees, penalties, and interests if a renter fails to pay rent on time. The order still allows evictions to proceed for issues such as criminal activity, health and safety and violating the terms of the lease other than timely payment of rent.

If you are unable to pay your rent or mortgage and need housing assistance, contact the Emergency Housing Assistance Program at 210-207-5910 or visiting sanantonio.gov/emergencyhousingassistance

For those located outside San Antonio city limits but within Bexar County, you can contact the Housing Authority of Bexar County by calling 210-940-1180 or visiting habctx.org/TRAM.