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This toolkit helps you Answer an Eviciton suit during the COVID-19 emergency. It includes an Answer form and tips on what COVID-related defenses to eviction may apply to you. 
This article contains videos you can watch to learn how to recover from a disaster. The videos and content were done by the State Bar of Texas.
This article tells you about appealing an eviction and steps you may be able to take. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.
This article can tell you about dealing with bed bugs as a tenant. Specifically, whether you or the landlord will be required to pay for bedbug removal. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
Effective September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control has temporarily stopped certain evictions to halt the spread of COVID-19. Read below to see if this applies to you. 
This article was written by Texas Riogrande Legal Aid.
This article tells you about contracts for deed. A contract for deed is a contract in which the buyer pays for land by making monthly payments for a period of years. The buyer does not own or have title to the land until all the payments have been made under the contact. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.   
This article tells you about eviction including what it is and what steps you may want to take if you are facing eviction. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article contains information about evictions and reasonable accommodations in Texas. This article was provided by Disability Rights Texas.
There are many new programs that can help you pay rent and avoid eviction. Read this article to learn more.
This article provides information on how to find out how to find the owner and management of your apartment. It is adapted from content created by the Austin Tenants' Council.
Gentrification is when a neighborhood changes in a way that makes it hard for some residents to stay in their homes. Learn more about gentrification here.
Sometimes a person may find themselves living in a home without any sort of lease agreement – written or oral. Perhaps the person lives with a family member or friend, or with a significant other in a relationship that has gone bad.
A displaced tenant is someone who has to move due to a government action, such as eminent domain or zoning rules. Learn about programs that can help displaced Texans.
The Texas Public Utility Commission has temporarily halted electricity, water, and sewage shutoffs due to Winter Storm Uri. It is not clear at this time how long shutoffs will be suspended.
This article provides information on the housing rights of victims of family violence. This article is reproduced from material by the Texas Council on Family Violence and was updated December 4, 2019, for clarity and to include a legislative update.   
Having an eviction in your past can make it harder to find housing in the future.
This article covers information many tenants and landlords will find useful. This guide was written by attorney Judon Fambrough for the Texas A&M Real Estate Center. 
This article talks about what to do if a landlord retaliates against a tenant.
This article says what a landlord lien is and links to a helpful Austin Tenants Council article that describes the types of property at risk from being seized under a landlord lien and what to do if you are subject to a landlord lien.