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Coronavirus

COVID-19 resourses for the multi-family industry

We’ve abruptly found ourselves fighting an unprecedented war; a pandemic like none we’ve ever experienced. Covid-19 has changed the ways we do business; the ways we communicate with one another; the way we live our lives together. The Apartment Association’s role is to help our members and their renters by providing helpful up-to-date information. If you’re a property owner and or manager, we’ve included information to help you. If you’re a renter, we’re doing our best to help you too. Please explore the links below for additional information.

Rental Assistance Resources:

Arlington 

Fort Worth 

Tarrant County


Governor Abbott Expands Capacity For Certain Services In Texas, Announces Guidance For Nursing Home, Long-Term Care Visitations

The Governor issued Executive Orders expanding occupancy levels for restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms and exercise facilities and classes, museums, and libraries, and re-authorizing elective surgeries for a majority of the state of Texas.

Governor Abbott Extends Statewide Disaster Declaration For COVID-19 (9/7/20)

Emergency Declaration extended Texas Emergency Declaration due to COVID-19

CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium (9/1/20)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) filed an order in the Federal Register on September 1, 2020, to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

Tarrant County extends mask order through Nov 30 (8/25/20)

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley extended the current mask order through November 30, 2020. Click the link below for more details. 

Mask Order Put in Place (7/2/20)

Earlier today, Governor Greg Abbott issued a state-wide face covering order that requires all persons in public spaces will be required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth. This applies to all counties with 20 or more confirmed active COVID-19 cases.

VIEW MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE ORDER


Federal Multifamily Forbearance and Renter Protections Announced (7/1/20)

Yesterday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) are allowing multifamily loan borrowers with existing forbearance agreements to extend the total forbearance period for up six months total. The forbearance extension is available for property owners of qualified properties with an Enterprise-backed multifamily mortgage experiencing a financial hardship due to the coronavirus national emergency...

READ COMPLETE ARTICLE AT NAA'S WEBSITE


Update on Evictions (5/19/20)

On May 14, the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) issues an order allowing non-payment of rent and other evictions filings to resume on May 19th.

Click here to read the order


AATC members are encouraged to contact the Justice of the Peace court that has jurisdiction over their properties to determine the status of pending evictions and obtain court specific information for filing new evictions. Check with your JP court for hearing procedures (ion person, Zoom conference, etc.)

For information on how to contact your JP court click here

To help our members navigate COVID-19 eviction filings, the Texas Apartment Association (TAA) has developed FAQ’s related to this order. To view TAA FAQ’s click here

Basic Eviction Information:

  • The new SCOTX eviction filing order applies statewide
  • Non-payment of rent eviction trials begin May 19th
  • Writs of possession may be executed beginning May 26th
  • For pending cases, property owners do not have to re-start the eviction process
  • Any eviction filed between March 27 and July 25th must include a “sworn petition” (affidavit, statement on the record, etc.) that the property is not subject to the federal CARES Act 120-day eviction moratorium. This statement supersedes any local JP court CARES Act affidavit requirement.
  • CARES Act cover properties are still under 120-day, non-payment of rent eviction moratorium

To determine if CARES Act applies to your property go to:
https://nlihc.org/federal-moratoriums

To see a map of where Texas CARES Act properties are, go to:
https://trla.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Nearby/index.html?appid=1932f764d9254e9ebc28258d74cc8cbb

For more information, contact Perry Pillow.


PROPERTY OWNER RENTAL RECOVERY & ASSISTANCE
  • Fort Worth Property Owners
    (choose Log in Box under PeopleSoft Supplier Portal verbiage.)
    Landlords will need to use the follow UNSCPC codes: Rental/landlord – 80131500

Information for renters


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Tarrant County Updates

Texas State / TAA Updates

Federal / NAA Updates