Through the HBA’s Houston Volunteer Lawyers, you can help families that may face eviction
The Houston Bar Association, Houston Volunteer Lawyers and the Dispute Resolution Center are part of a coalition that is working hard to galvanize our Houston lawyers, law schools, law students and mediators to assist with the enormous amount of eviction activity anticipated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for assistance has been made substantially greater because of the recent expiration of the federal CARES Act marks the end of emergency protection for Houston-area renters and allows landlords to resume evictions at federally subsidized properties.
Hundreds of Houstonians will need basic legal help that will help them navigate the process.
Thank you to the many Houston attorneys who have already signed up to be part of the solution. If you have not yet signed up and you are willing to volunteer your time to help this effort, please consider signing up here and HVL will contact you with more information. HVL will provide volunteers with pleadings, mentoring and other resources to help you.
Online video available for all volunteers:
Handling an Eviction Case During COVID-19: The CARES Act, the Texas Moratorium, and Requesting Virtual Hearings
Presented by Leesa Everitt, staff attorney at Houston Volunteers Lawyers
This video provides volunteer attorneys with the information they'll need to handle an eviction case for an HVL client during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- the CARES Act
- the Texas Moratorium
- requesting virtual hearings