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Texas renters got unprecedented help during the pandemic. The Legislature is unlikely to extend it.

Lawmakers will decide whether to keep protections that shielded tenants from eviction — or to ban them.

By Lucy Tompkins, The Texas Tribune and The New York Times, and Joshua Fechter, The Texas Tribune
A leasing sign outside Garden Court Apartments in north Midland, where rent for a one-bedroom can run as high as $850 per month. Leasing signs were an uncommon sight in Midland as recently as 2014, when apartment occupancy nearly hit 100 percent. It's fallen to about 80 percent now, according to the Permian Basin Apartment Association.

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