BREAKING: Austin-Travis County Extend Eviction Protections Through April 1

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Dear AAA Member,

 
The Austin Apartment Association remains committed to being your leading source for local industry updates and critical resources during this ongoing pandemic, and beyond. 
We know how important it is to have access to the most up-to-date resources and news impacting the greater Austin rental housing industry. 
Below is a summary of the latest City and County actions, announced today, Thursday, January 28, 2021. 
New Orders Effective Through April 1, 2021
City of Austin Mayor Adler extended local Emergency Orders to prohibit* the issuance of Notices To Vacate (NTV) through April 1, 2021. *A landlord may issue a NTV in some instances - see order, Section 2. for details.
Additionally, newly elected Travis County Judge Andy Brown signed extended Orders today reflecting the same language prohibiting issuing notices to vacate (NTVs).
This is following an earlier extension of the additional requirement to issue a 60-day notice of proposed eviction, for any rent debt incurred between March 26, 2020, and March 5, 2021; and a further modification of a standing order of the Travis County Justices of the Peace Courts abating residential eviction cases, meeting certain requirements, until after April 1, 2021.

Rental Assistance - City of Austin and Travis County
As part of today's announcement, the City and County released figures for rental assistance that is coming, as part of the late December passed federal relief package.
The City of Austin reported $29.7 million and Travis County reported $10.7 million in funds; a portion of which may be accessible for direct application by landlords.
Download the AAA Flowchart to help you navigate the latest rules and regulations in the Austin area regarding CDC Rules, City Ordinances, and Court Orders.

As information becomes available about these rental assistance programs, we will alert you of the details. Additionally, AAA plans to host a webinar in February about the City and County rental assistance as program details solidify.
If you have any questions about the current orders or the coming rental assistance please reach out either via email at emily@austinaptassoc.com or call our office at (512) 323-0990.

NOTE: We take the health of our members very seriously and are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. It is important to note that the Austin Apartment Association, Texas Apartment Association, and National Apartment Association are not experts in, nor licensed to, provide medical or epidemiological advice/guidance. As such, we encourage everyone to monitor and follow the recommendations of official government health organizations such as the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).