Harris County housing advocates address evictions across area

Eviction assistance for renters

HOUSTON – Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia and housing advocates addressed evictions in Houston and Harris County.

Speakers highlighted their ongoing efforts to keep Houston and Harris County residents housed during a pandemic that has deepened America’s housing crisis and caused large spikes in eviction and homelessness.

Garcia recognized local advocated efforts to provide resources for families in need of rental assistance. He said Harris County has created an eviction moratorium to help people make payments. Garcia also noted that Harris County is leading in giving assistance and that the county is working very hard for everyone in the community.

Leaders within the Housing Department said it will continue to do more to keep people housed and protected until the deadline. The department has served more than 17,000 in need of rental assistance.

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