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Rent Relief, Legal Information, and Finding Your Local Legal Aid

See below for rent relief updates, legal information to help yourself through the eviction process, and information about how to contact your local legal aid.

Rent Relief

Unfortunately, as of March 31, 2023, Texas Rent Relief and many of the local rent assistance programs have stopped accepting applications. If you have a pending Texas Rent Relief application or local rent assistance application, you may call Texas Rent Relief at 833-9TX-RENT (833-989-7368) or the local program to which you applied for status updates about your application.

Some local rent assistance programs may still have funds available. Reach out to any local rent assistance programs in your area. Visit Find rental assistance programs in your area for contact information for local rent assistance programs.

For tenants facing eviction who have pending Texas Rent Relief applications or other local rent relief applications, the Texas Supreme Court has created rules to help those tenants stay in their homes and seal their court records. If you do not have a pending rent relief application, these rules may not apply to you. For additional information about the Supreme Court emergency rules, read Tenant Protections Under the Texas Emergency Order Regarding the Texas Eviction Diversion Program. If your landlord has filed a Texas Rent Relief application, read Texas Rent Relief Program: Landlord Duties for information about their obligations.

Legal Information

In recent weeks, legal aid organizations across Texas have experienced greatly increased case volume, and you may experience delays in response time. For help representing yourself in your eviction case, legal information on the eviction process can be found below:

Finding Your Local Legal Aid:

If you still need help, we recommend reaching out to your local legal aid for assistance with your eviction issue. Who your legal aid organization is will depend on where you live. Please see below for how to determine your local legal aid.

Finding Your Local Legal Aid

The following organizations assist in finding rent relief and legal help in your eviction case.
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas

Counties Served: Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Briscoe, Brown, Callahan, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Collingsworth, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Cottle, Crane, Crosby, Dallam, Dallas, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Denton, Dickens, Donley, Eastland, Ector, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Gray, Grayson, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Hood, Howard, Hunt, Hutchinson, Irion, Jack, Johnson, Jones, Kaufman, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, McCulloch, Menard, Midland, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Palo Pinto, Parker, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Reagan, Roberts, Rockwall, Runnels, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Somervell, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Swisher, Tarrant, Taylor, Terry, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Upton, Ward, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Winkler, Wise, Yoakum, and Young.

lanwt.org 
855-548-8457

If you are unable to connect with your local legal aid  or if you have a hearing within five days, please call the TLSC Eviction Helpline at 855-270-7655.

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Counties Served: Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brewster, Brooks, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Comal, Crockett, Culberson, Dewitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Reeves, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Sutton, Terrell, Travis, Uvalde, Victoria, Webb, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala

trla.org/housinghelp
888-988-9996 

 

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas 

Counties Served: Bastrop, Hays, Travis, and Williamson 

vlsoct.org 
512-476-5550

 

If you are unable to connect with your local legal aid  or if you have a hearing within five days, please call the TLSC Eviction Helpline at 855-270-7655.

Lone Star Legal Aid

Counties Served: Anderson, Angelina, Austin, Bell, Bosque, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Camp, Cass, Chambers, Cherokee, Colorado, Coryell, Delta, Falls, Fayette, Fort Bend, Franklin, Freestone, Galveston, Gregg, Grimes, Hamilton, Hardin, Harris*, Harrison, Henderson, Hill, Hopkins, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Lamar, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Matagorda, McLennan, Milam, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Orange, Panola, Polk, Rains, Red River, Robertson, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton, and Wood

lonestarlegal.org 
800-733-8394 

 

Randall O. Sorrels Legal Clinics at South Texas College of Law Houston 

County Served: Harris 

stcl.edu/academics/legal-clinics 
713-646-2990. 

 

Houston Volunteer Lawyers 

County Served: Harris 

legalhelphouston.org 
713-228-0735 

 

 

Earl Carl Institute, Thurgood Marshall School of Law 

Counties Served: Galveston and Harris 

tsulaw.edu/centers/ECI 
713-313-1158 

 

University of Houston Law Center

Counties Served: Harris (JP Precinct 7, Places 1 and 2)

University of Houston Law Center assists in clinics hosted by the Houston Eviction Defense Coalition. The Houston Eviction Defense Coalition comprises Lone Star Legal Aid, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, South Texas College of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law’s Earl Carl Institute, and the University of Houston Law Center.

law.uh.edu/clinic/consumerlaw
713-743-2094

 

If you are unable to connect with your local legal aid  or if you have a hearing within five days, please call the TLSC Eviction Helpline at 855-270-7655.

Texas Legal Services Center

Counties Served: Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Archer, Armstrong, Atacosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Bee, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Calhoun, Callahan, Camp, Carson, Cass, Castro, Cherokee, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Delta, DeWitt, Dickens, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Eastland, Edwards, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Franklin, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Gray, Grimes, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Harrison, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Henderson, Hill, Hockley, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Howard, Hudspeth, Hutchinson, Irion, Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, LaSalle, Lamar, Lamb, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Lipscomb, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Lynn, Madison, Marion, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Menard, Milam, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Moore, Morris, Motley, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parmer, Pecos, Polk, Presidio, Rains, Reagan, Real, Red River, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Shelby, Sherman, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Terrell, Terry, Throckmorton, Titus, Trinity, Tyler, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Walker, Ward, Washington, Wharton, Wheeler, Wilbarger, Willacy, Wilson, Winkler, Wood, Yoakum, Young, Zapata and Zavala

Eviction Helpline Online Intake
Call 855-270-7655 

Disability Rights Texas 

If you are a Texan with a disability, contact:

disabilityrightstx.org 
800-252-9108 

 

Texas Legal Services Center

For all Texans, if you are unable to connect with your local legal aid or have a hearing in five days: TLSC Eviction Helpline Online Intake or call 855-270-7655