Updates from our advocacy efforts at the state level.

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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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Which Amenities Can Reopen? How Governor Abbott’s New Executive Order May Impact Your Property

On May 5, Governor Greg Abbott issued a new executive order detailing key portions of his multifaceted plan to reopen the state’s economy. Within the order, information about reopening key facilities was included and may impact your property’s amenities. Related to apartment...


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Governor Abbott issues Executive Order

On March 31, Governor Abbott issued an order allowing all businesses to continue providing essential services and all critical infrastructure to remain operational. The order also extends social distancing practices by minimizing social gatherings and in-person contact effective April 2 through...


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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...


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Updates to Late Fee Legislation

The Texas Legislature has made changes to the law regarding late fees. Below are links to different resources created by the Texas Apartment Assocation for information regarding the changes. These changes will go into effect on September 1, 2019. Watch the recording of TAA’s free member...


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State Issues Updated August 2019

2019 Legislative Session Recap Numerous laws are enacted every two years at the state level. In 2019, more than 7,324 bills were introduced in the Texas Legislature. Out of those bills, 1,429 passed and were signed into law by the governor. Below is a recap of bills that passed - and failed to...


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