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03/15/2020

COVID-19 Updates

The Abilene Housing Authority will be closed to the public until further notice in order to help assist in precautions against the current spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please see below for our official press release information.

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Landlords & Participants:

If you have documentation that needs to be sent to our offices please send all documentation for the HCV Program to hcvinfo@abileneha.org and all documentation for the Public Housing program to phinfo@abileneha.org, unless you have direct contact information for staff. 

HUD procedures for non-payment of rent for Public Housing residents, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants and HCV landlords:

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For details on the Texas Rent Relief Assistance Program click here.

 

IMPORTANT - INFORMATION FOR ALL LANDLORDS & RESIDENTS OF RENTAL PROPERTIES

(Evictions for assisted & unassisted properties)

From The Office of the Assistant HUD Secretary

On January 29, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order extending the eviction moratorium to March 31, 2021. The updated Order is available here. The Order continues to ban evictions for certain renters under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 264) and 42 CFR § 70.2. As described in the Order, tenants qualifying as a "Covered Person" cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent when a declaration under the penalty of perjury is provided to their landlord. Residents who previously submitted a declaration should not be asked to resubmit and should have continued protections until March 31, 2021

On September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Notice and an Order, under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 264) and 42 CFR § 70.2, banning evictions for certain renters through December 31, 2020. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed by the President on December 27, 2020, extended this Order until June 30, 2021, which will help families continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The original Order is available here.

CDC will extend national eviction ban through June 30, sources say

CNBC (March 29)

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will announce on Monday an extension to its national ban on evictions through the end of June, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The protection was scheduled to expire in two days, and advocates warned of a spike of evictions if it was not kept in effect."

While this moratorium does apply to participants that participate on Abilene Housing Authority's (AHA) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs, they are not rules provided by the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).

 

Public Information:

If you need assistance with translation regarding COVID-19 information please click the below link for information from the Taylor County Health Department.

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