Information You Need To Know About

COVID-19 Moratorium on Evictions

Centers For Disease Control (CDC)  Moratorium On Evictions Extended Through March 31, 2021 Applicable to the Voucher Program

 

Please note that any state moratorium that is stricter than that of the federal moratorium will apply

As always, the Health and Safety of our residents, staff and the community remain our top priority. During this time, DETCOG Regional Housing Authority is committed to providing you with the best customer service that we can while still taking precautionary measures to limit in-person interactions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and that of state and local officials.

At this time, our offices remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We continue to answer your calls and e-mails, as well as responding to emergency fail items. Inspections may be conducted in person or by an alternative process.

Update From The Office of the Assistant HUD Secretary

On January 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order extending the eviction moratorium to March 31, 2021. The updated Order is available here. The Order continues to ban evictions for certain renters under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 264) and 42 CFR § 70.2. As described in the Order, tenants qualifying as a “Covered Person” cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent when a declaration under the penalty of perjury is provided to their landlord. Residents who previously submitted a declaration should not be asked to resubmit and should have continued protections until March 31, 2021.

Here is some information that may be helpful:

YOUR RENT PORTION TO LANDLORD:
Rent is still due on the 1st of every month. Although the CDC has issued a moratorium on evictions, you are still responsible for your portion of rent.  With the available Tenant Declaration you may not be evicted for non-payment of rent at this time, however your rent amount is accumulating and you can be evicted for the past due amount once the moratorium has expired.

 

UTILITY REIMBURSEMENT PAYMENTS TO RESIDENTS:
DETCOG Regional Housing Authority will continue to load resident US Bank pre-paid cards as scheduled.

 


HOUSING AUTHORITY PORTION OF RENT PAYMENT TO LANDLORD:
DETCOG Regional Housing Authority will continue to pay their portion of the housing assistance payment to your landlord as scheduled.

 

EVICTIONS FOR REASONS OTHER THAN NON-PAYMENT OF RENT:

The CDC eviction moratorium applies to evictions related to nonpayment of rent. Evictions and Termination of Assistance against a tenant for drug abuse and/or other criminal activity, lease violations and family obligations violations are permitted during the moratorium. 

LOSS OF INCOME:

If you or a household member have experienced a loss of, please notify us in writing at housing@detcog.gov. Our office will follow-up with you as soon as possible.

 

Information on this page will be updated as processes are developed/changed or as needed to keep you informed.

Reach us at (936) 634-2247; Email: housing@detcog.gov; Fax: (936) 632-5916

 

Thank you for your continued patience as our team works through ongoing changes during this unprecedented time, and know that the DETCOG Regional Housing Authority is here to help.

Office: (936) 238-7771

Fax: (936) 632-5916

housing@detcog.gov

1405 Kurth Drive

Lufkin, Texas 75904-1929

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