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AAGD Legal Webinar on CDC Eviction Order: How the order may impact our industry

On Thursday, September 17 AAGD held a legal webinar on the CDC’s latest order on evictions. Attorneys Jennifer Owen and Jerry Carlton discussed the order and how it may impact rental properties in North Texas.The recording and presentation deck of the September 17 webinar are available...

09/17/2020

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TAA provides preliminary guidance on CDC eviction moratorium

CDC Order temporarily halting most nonpayment evictions goes into effect this FridayThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the direction of the President, filed an order in the Federal Register Tuesday to temporarily halt residential evictions.The order goes into effect this...

09/3/2020

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CDC Issues Temporary Eviction Order

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced an order to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. You can find the CDC order here. The order begins on September 4, 2020 and ends on December 31, 2020. Important points about the order: The...

09/3/2020

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Supreme Court Extends CARES Act Eviction Statement

Written by Jennifer Owen. On August 21, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued its 24th Emergency Order (the “Order”) extending its requirement that Texas landlords file a statement in residential evictions regarding the property’s relationship with the CARES Act. Pursuant to this...

08/25/2020

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Dallas Housing Authority Announces New Rental Assistance Program

The City of Dallas, in partnership with the Dallas Housing Authority (DHA), has launched a new rental assistance program through the CARES Act. The program opens today, August 25, 2020 and will allocate $6 million dollars of CARES Act funding to DHA and local nonprofits, including the United Way...

08/24/2020

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New Dallas County Eviction Order August Update

On August 5, 2020, 7 out of 10 Dallas County justices of the peace agreed to a new eviction order. Under this order, all residential eviction cases for non-payment of rent filed on after July 5, 2020 shall not be set for trial until August 24, 2020. Any cases already scheduled before August 5...

08/6/2020

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New Dallas County Eviction Order

On July 6, 2020, all Dallas County justices of the peace agreed to a new eviction order. Under this order, all residential eviction cases for non-payment of rent filed after July 6, 2020 shall not be set for trial until August 5, 2020. Any cases already scheduled before July 6 may proceed at the...

07/6/2020

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Governor Abbott Issues Order Requiring Face Coverings in Most Counties

On July 2, Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear face coverings in public spaces. The face covering must cover the nose and mouth when worn in public. The order applies to all counties with 20 or more cases of COVID-19. The Governor also issued a proclamation...

07/2/2020

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Dallas County Order on Face Coverings

On June 19, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an order requiring all businesses in the county to develop and implement a Health and Safety Policy regarding face coverings. The order also extends the Declaration of Local Disaster until August 4, 2020. The Health and Safety Policy must...

06/23/2020

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Dallas County Order on Face Coverings: How to Prepare Your Apartment Community

Q1: What is the health and safety policy supposed to say? At a minimum, that all employees or visitors to the commercial entity’s business premises or other facilities wear face coverings in an area or while performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or...

06/23/2020

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AAGD Eviction Flowchart

AAGD has created a flowchart with information on the evictions process and new local and federal requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Links In The Chart: Understanding the Ordinance Resource Get the Evictions Protocol Toolkit Download the Chart

06/10/2020

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