Housing advocates say they are still concerned about cases of harassment and the longterm housing safety of vulnerable Texans.
A new database allows renters to search if their buildings are under a federal eviction moratorium due to COVID-19. But advocates note that even if you aren’t listed, you might still have protections.
Texas Workforce Commission officials say the state will run out of money in May or June. Other economists predict that could happen in as soon as three weeks.
Last week alone, 275,597 out-of-work Texans filed for unemployment relief.
Texas reported a record-low unemployment rate of 3.5% in January. The historic high was 9.2% in 1986.
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Experts say that as more high-income Texans rent, prices on existing homes are driven up. Meanwhile, the number of expensive units in the state is increasing as more affordable homes disappear.
San Antonio already has some of the worst poverty and segregation rates in the country. Now increasing rents are leaving low-income households struggling to keep up with the cost of living.
While San Antonio officials say they’ve reduced the visibility of people experiencing homelessness downtown, their overall numbers remain stagnant.
The former head of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development wants to address gentrification and provide tax cuts for Americans who spend more than 30% of their income on rent.