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Tarrant County Updates

Texas Releases Open Texas Handbook

Governor Abbott and the State of Texas has published new guidelines for the opening of Texas businesses. You can view the handbook below

VIEW OPEN TEXAS HANDBOOK


Free coronavirus testing now open in Fort Worth ​& Arlington

In both Fort Worth and Arlington, tests are by appointment only and people will stay in their cars for the testing. In Fort Worth, tests are available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week, and in Arlington they are available from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To schedule an appointment in Fort Worth, individuals must first visit Walgreens.com/coronavirus to complete an assessment to determine eligibility. In Arlington, they are asked to visit arlingtontx.gov/coronavirus.

Read more here


City of Fort Worth and PeopleFund launch new microloan program supporting local businesses

The City of Fort Worth is teaming up with PeopleFund to launch the Business Resiliency Microloan Program, which is prepared to provide at least $850,000 to eligible businesses in Fort Worth who are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

More Info Here


Tarrant County and Fort Worth officials to voted on Tuesday, April 7th, to extend Stay at Home orders until April 30th

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Template for Renters Needing Assistance with Rent

This template was created so allow you to edit, copy and print flyers you can hand to residents when they need help paying rent. It contains important resources to help them through these difficult times.

Help Paying Your Rent Graphic


Essential Employees Letter Template

Several AATC members have created essential service letters to help explain the apartment industry’s role during this incredible pandemic challenge. For those who’ve not yet done so, we’ve created a sample memorandum for our property owners, managers, and supplier-partners to use when there’s a need. This is not a legal document. However, it has been created as a simple way to respond to a wide variety of government, employee, and supplier-partner concerns. We’d encourage you to review and modify this draft as needed.

Candy Maxey, AATC President, Greystar     John Mitchell, AATC Executive Director

Download Essential Services Letter


Property Management & Maintenance are Essential Businesses

As cities throughout Tarrant County enact stricter “shelter in place” orders that limit commercial activities to “essential business” functions, AATC has confirmed that property management and maintenance are classified as essential businesses in Arlington, Bedford, Euless, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Hurst, & Keller.

As more Tarrant County renters stay home, the presence of apartment office and maintenance is critical to manage properties and ensure maintenance service is performed in a timely manner.

For more information, contact Perry Pillow at ppillow@aatcnet.org or (817) 616-0354.