Evictions and debt collection proceedings can resume in Texas next week, the Texas Supreme Court has ordered, after the court temporarily put both on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eviction hearings can be held as soon as May 19, with orders authorizing evictions allowed starting May 26. That does not apply to certain tenants who are protected through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, including renters in homes covered by federally backed mortgages.

Tomball apartment complex

An apartment complex in Tomball.

Similarly, debt collectors can again garnish wages starting later this month.

The state’s highest civil court had put holds as Texans contend with the financial toll of the novel coronavirus. More than 1.9 million people have filed unemployment claims with the state in the past two months.

"Eviction proceedings and debt collections can resume this month, Texas Supreme Court orders" was first published at https://www.texastribune.org/2020/05/14/texas-evictions-debt-collections-resume-may-moratoriums-lifted/ by The Texas Tribune. The Texas Tribune is proud to celebrate 10 years of exceptional journalism for an exceptional state.

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