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COVID-19 Recession in Texas

As eviction cases resume in parts of Houston, low-income Texans fear losing a place to live

Since Gov. Greg Abbott declared a public health disaster in March, almost one-third of Harris County's evictions have been filed in the justice of the peace precinct covering the southwestern portion of the county.

Demonstrators rally against evictions outside the Harris County Courthouse in Houston on Aug. 21, 2020.
A protester holds up a "stop evictions" sign outside the Harris County Courthouse in Houston on Aug. 21, 2020.

A renters’ precinct  

“Where are we going to sleep?”

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