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 certain requirements.
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).
The Texas Supreme Court Emergency Order expires May 12, 2021.
Freestone County is participating in the TEDP. If both parties agree to participate in the program, the court will abate (pause) the case for 60 days. If the program cannot resolve the issue, the landlord may request in writing to resume the case, including sending a copy of the request to the tenant.