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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas’ rent relief program has been plagued by problems that slow payments and could prompt evictions

According to a legislative report, of the 176,000 people who have begun applications for rental assistance, just over 1,000 have had their applications approved. And only 250 of payments have been sent.

Carl Nickerson shows his eviction papers outside of of Harris County Courthouse in Houston, Texas on Aug. 21, 2020.

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