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AAGD PAC Endorsed Candidates - 2020 Election

AAGD PAC Endorsed Candidates 2020 November General Election TEXAS SENATE Candidate District Hometown Jane Nelson 12 Flower Mound TEXAS HOUSE Candidate District Hometown Keith Bell 4 Forney Jake Ellzey 10 Midlothian Justin Holland 33 Heath Reggie Smith 62 Van Alstyne Tan...

10/12/2020

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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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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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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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Justice of the Peace Eviction Protocols

The Texas Supreme Court has lifted the moratorium on evictions. AAGD has created an Eviction Protocols Toolkit to provide the requirements and information on how Justices of the Peace plan to handle eviction trials in Dallas, Denton, and Collin County. Download The Toolkit Here *Information...

05/22/2020

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Tax Appraisal Information For AAGD Districts

DALLAS COUNTY The appraisal notice and protest process is under review and the timetable has not yet been determined. Once appraisal notices are released, the protest deadline will be 30 days from that date for everyone, regardless of whether a notice was mailed to you. When notices...

05/11/2020

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Dallas City Council approved a rental assistance program for Dallas residents impacted by COVID-19

On April 22, 2020, Dallas City Council approved a rental assistance program for Dallas residents impacted by COVID-19. The program is scheduled to begin on May 4, and the funds will be limited. The City of Dallas will offer Rental assistance for individuals and families affected by COVID 19. The...

04/27/2020

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Dallas City Council approved a COVID-19 Landlord-Tenant Notice Ordinance

On April 22, 2020, the Dallas City Council approved a COVID-19 Landlord-Tenant Notice Ordinance. The ordinance requires owners/managers of rental property in the city of Dallas to issue a “COVID Notice of Possible Eviction” that allows residents at least 21 days to negotiate lease...

04/24/2020

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Dallas County Extended Shelter-In-Place Order

On April 3, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins extended the county’s shelter-in-place order until April 30. Essential services, including residential property management and maintenance, are permitted to continue pursuant to Judge Jenkins’ first shelter-in-place order issued on March...

04/3/2020

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The Counties We Represent With Shelter-In-Place Orders Issued

The following counties have issued a Shelter-In-Place Order, Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Hunt and Rockwall Counties have issued shelter-in-place orders. Their effective dates and term lengths vary by county. While Denton County, Hunt County and Rockwall County orders closely resemble...

03/24/2020

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Dallas County Judge Issues Shelter-In-Place Order Until April 3: What This Means for Rental Housing

On March 22, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued a shelter-in-place order for all Dallas County residents. The order becomes effective at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 23 and will last through April 3. AAGD has received confirmation from the city of Dallas and Dallas County that apartment...

03/23/2020

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