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Updates from our advocacy efforts at the state level.

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2022 May Runoff Election

AAGD PAC ENDORSED CANDIDATES The AAGD Political Action Committee (PAC) supports state and local candidates who are pro-business and understand the issues that are important to the rental housing industry. The AAGD PAC has endorsed the following candidates in the May 24 Primary Runoff Election. The...

05/16/2022

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2022 May Election and Runoff Election

AAGD PAC ENDORSED CANDIDATES The AAGD Political Action Committee (PAC) supports state and local candidates who are pro-business and understand the issues that are important to the rental housing industry. The AAGD PAC has endorsed the following candidates in the upcoming May 7 and May 24...

04/21/2022

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NAA Advocate 2022 - Know before you go!

PropTalk Podcast: Advocacy and Government Affairs: Shouldn’t We be in Every Conversation about Rental Housing?

03/4/2022

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2022 March Primary Election Results

AAGD PAC endorsed 49 candidates running for Texas Senate, Texas House and local offices, including County Judge, County Commissioner, and Justice of the Peace. Overall, AAGD PAC-endorsed candidates were successful in their races, resulting in a 79% win rate. Out of the 49 candidates we endorsed, 39

03/3/2022

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2022 March Primary Election: Make Your Voice Heard

Judicial races matter for the rental housing industry. The primary election is March 1 and early voting begins February 14. Some of the many races that will be on the primary ballot are judges for county courts at law. As with justices of the peace, judges for county courts at law can have a signif

02/11/2022

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Texas Rent Relief Program Dashboard Now Live

TDHCA is excited to share the new Texas Rent Relief Program (TRR) dashboard. The online dashboard compiles and displays regular updates on the program's progress in providing rent and utility assistance to households facing financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The dashboard has a...

04/28/2021

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AAGD Statement on Governor's Order

Governor Abbott’s latest Executive Order takes effect March 10 and ends the state-wide mask mandate for counties without high hospitalization rates. However, the order also provides that businesses may continue to require employees and customers to wear face coverings and follow other...

03/10/2021

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Texas Rent Relief Program

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has received approximately $1.3 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance funds from the newly passed Coronavirus Relief Bill Rental Assistance Program. TDHCA is using the funds to help Texas renters pay rent and utility bills (including...

02/9/2021

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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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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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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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State eviction hold expires Monday, May 18; Properties must affirm they are not covered by CARES Act

The Texas Apartment Association will be updating you regularly about our resources and actions taken to respond to challenges our members are facing in response to the coronavirus and COVID-19. Supreme Court allows statewide eviction hold to expire Monday, May 18; New requirement relative to CARES...

05/15/2020

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