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    state of texas eviction diversion program

    State of Texas Eviction Diversion Program

    The Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) Set-Aside of the Texas Rent Relief (TRR) Program helps Texas tenants stay in their homes and provides landlords an alternative to eviction.

    The TEDP may provide up to 15 months of rental and utility assistance for eligible tenants who are behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been sued for eviction. Both the tenant and the landlord must agree to participate and meet the requirements listed on the back of this page.

    This temporary program is a unique partnership between the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Office of Court Administration, and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

    • If the rent is below the TRR Program limit, assistance can be used to pay the contracted rent for all past due rent as far back as March 13, 2020 (up to 12 months), plus up to an additional 3 months upon re-application if necessary to ensure housing stability and if funds are available.
    • The TEDP uses a special court process that allows courts to put eviction lawsuits on hold and divert them to the TEDP. Under the TEDP, lump-sum payments are provided to landlords for rent back payments in exchange for allowing tenants to remain in their homes and forgiving late fees. Diverted cases will be dismissed and made confidential from public disclosure.

    For more information on the State of Texas, Eviction Diversion Program Click on the links below.

    Texas Judicial Branch

    Texas Coronavirus Relief Bill

    Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) Overview

    Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) Frequently Asked Questions

    Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

    Click here to read the 39th Emergency Order in its entirety.

    TEDP Informational Brochures

    TEDP Brochure (English)

    TEDP Brochure (Spanish)

    The 39th Emergency Order expires October 1, 2021.

    Tarrant County is participating in the Texas Eviction Diversion Program. If your case is eligible for the program, rental assistance will be provided for up to 15 months of back or future rent. This assistance benefits both parties: The landlord will receive rental payments that they are otherwise not receiving, and the tenant gets the benefit of staying in the residence and avoiding months of rent becoming due all at once when the current pause on nonpayment evictions ends. Also, eviction case records are confidential if participating in the program, which can be very beneficial to the tenant in securing future housing.

    If both parties agree to participate, the court will pause this case for 60 days. If the program does not work to resolve the issue, the landlord may request in writing to resume the case, including sending a copy of that request to the tenant.

    If you are interested in enrolling in this program, please complete the form below, sign and submit this form along with your paperwork to the appropriate email.

    Click here to download the Texas Eviction Diversion Program - Payment for Past-Due Rent form

    If both parties (Tenant and Landlord) agree to participate in the Texas Eviction Diversion Program, please fill out the form below and submit it to the court via E-File (preferred), e-mail, or fax.

    Click here to download the Agreed Motion to Participate in the Texas Eviction Diversion Program

    Click here to download the Plaintiff's Motion to Reinstate Case after Texas Eviction Program Abatement

     

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