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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)

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a number of steps to keep people in their homes by protecting renters who are still experiencing shocks from the pandemic and its economic fallout. Following the CDC's decision to extend the eviction moratorium for one final month through July 31, 2021, the Administration announced today a series of actions to help state and local governments prevent evictions.

Read the White House fact sheet: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/24/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-announces-initiatives-to-promote-housing-stability-by-supporting-vulnerable-tenants-and-preventing-foreclosures/

 

Read the CDC's latest update: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-eviction-declaration.html

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).

Information from HUD regarding Eviction Prevention Resources:

Hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the economy.  The federal eviction moratorium expires this week, on July 31st. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) partnered on a housing assistance website to help homeowners and renters during the coronavirus pandemic.  We are reaching out to you to be sure that homeowners and renters are aware of the many resources available to prevent displacement through eviction and hope that you will share this website. 

Also, for your awareness, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness has developed a Step-by-Step Guide for renters that are at risk of eviction.  You can find the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) guide at the following link:  Step-by-Step Guide for People at Risk of Eviction

Please note that resources are continually developing as our federal, state, and local partners respond to resident needs. 

If you have any questions about the resources provided here, please contact HUDs Fort Worth Regional Office via email at TXWebmanager@hud.gov. With your support, we can make a difference in the lives of many homeowners and renters reeling from the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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We apologize for the inconvenience. Please continue to follow our website for additional updates. 

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