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