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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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Veterans Housing Voucher Update

Dear Members – You may have seen local news coverage of a North Texas fair housing advocacy group filing fair housing complaints based on owners’ alleged refusal to accept Veterans Affairs Supporting Housing (“VASH”) vouchers. This program combines Housing Choice Voucher...

12/2/2019

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A look into the November Election Results, City of Dallas Housing Issues and the 2020 Fee Survey

November 5th Election Results On Tuesday, November 5th, voters across North Texas cast their ballots for House District 100’s special election, Mesquite local elections and to approve 10 proposed constitutional amendments. State House District 100 Special Election: Lorraine Birabil...

12/1/2019

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Properties With Available Units for Tornado Impacted Families and Individuals

The Apartment Association of Greater Dallas is working with our members to identify properties with availability, to help families and individuals impacted by the Tornadoes this past weekend. Below is a list of properties that have short term and long term leases available. We will continue to add...

10/23/2019

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Local Issues Updated August 2019

Dallas Fire Watch Policy Update - 2019 On May 8, 2019, the Dallas City Council approved an amendment to the Fire Watch policy. The amendment includes a provision allowing for alternative standby personnel to conduct fire watch at multifamily properties. The amendment comes after months of...

08/1/2019

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