Renter’s rights: Can you be evicted during the coronavirus pandemic?
HOUSTON – Like most of us, Emily Whitten of Houston is spending almost all her time indoors because of the coronavirus. Luckily for thousands of renters, the Texas Supreme Court issued an emergency order last week temporarily putting a halt on all evictions until April 19. However, KPRC 2 Investigates has found that despite that order, hundreds of eviction cases have since been filed in Harris County. One day after the Supreme Court order, 74 new eviction cases were filed on March 20. A total of 223 eviction cases filed since the order went into effect.