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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 Hurricane Harvey. 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. 
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.
The federal government has also halted late fees and evictions on certain properties through the summer. Some local governments have also halted evictions or started programs to help tenants. This article discusses how this might affect you.
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.
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 halted electricity, water, and sewage shutoffs until at least May 15 and longer in some circumstances. However, you may need to apply for some of these benefits. Read more for details.
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.   
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 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.
 This article tells you when a landlord can lock out a tenant and what to do if you are locked out. A lockout is not an eviction. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.
This article can tell you about the different places you can contact for more legal assistance on recovering from the ongoing effects of a natural disaster. 
This article tells you about rental application fees and the process you may be able to employ to get your application fee back. This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.