COLLEGE STATION – On July 21, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued its Twentieth Emergency Order in connection with COVID-19. Under the order, which remains in effect until Aug. 24, 2020, all sworn petitions for eviction must include the following statements:
that the premises are not subject to the moratorium on evictions imposed by Section 4024 of the CARES Act;
whether or not the premises is a "covered dwelling" subject to Section 4024 of the CARES Act;
whether or not the plaintiff is a “multifamily borrower” under forbearance subject to Section 4023 of the CARES Act; and
whether or not the plaintiff has provided the defendant with 30 days’ notice to vacate under Sections 4024(c) and 4023(e) of the CARES Act.
The CARES Act is a federal law passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Section 4024 of the CARES Act places a temporary moratorium on evictions with respect to certain dwelling units assisted by federal loan programs, including Community Development Block Grant loans (CDBG) (including Section 108 guaranteed loans), Neighborhood Stabilization Program loans (NSP), and CDBG-Disaster Recovery loans (CDBG-DR). Section 4023 provides protection for owners and tenants of certain multifamily properties with federally backed loans.
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