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An eviction moratorium for non-federally protected properties expires May 18 in Texas, putting tenants who are unable to pay rent due to COVID-related job losses at risk of being kicked out. More than 1.9 million Texans filed for unemployment March 15-May 9.

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An ordinance allowing renters in San Antonio 60 days to cure outstanding rent during the COVID-19 pandemic was voted down by the San Antonio city council Thursday. 

More than a dozen tenants were locked out of their units at Olmos Club Apartments for late payments.
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The Texas Supreme Court’s statewide hold on eviction proceedings ends on Monday. Some cities and counties have implemented their own extensions, and many renters are protected under federal law. But unprotected renters without the ability to pay rent are at the mercy of their landlords. 

Millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to make ends meet due to the ongoing public health crisis. In response, last week San Antonio City Council officially allocated $25 million to help pay the bills of those affected by COVID-19's economic fallout.

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff may extend a county-wide hold on eviction through the end of May.
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Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff might extend a county-wide moratorium on evictions through the end of May, according to County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez.

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Renters are also impacted by the lack of affordable housing in San Antonio. In 2016, about 27 families were evicted every day. What are the legal options for someone facing eviction?