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Texas Apartment Renters Have Questions, Texas Apartment Association Local Spokespeople Have Answers

The Texas Apartment Association:

What: As apartment renters throughout the state face challenges paying their rent due to the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Texas Apartment Association (TAA) member spokespeople can provide:

  • guidance on rules for rent payment
  • state eviction policies
  • answers to most common tenant questions about the pandemic and Stay Home orders
  • tips for renters on how to work effectively with apartment property managers during this difficult time.

Who: TAA local spokespersons available for interviews, fact-checking, backgrounding in:

  • Austin
  • San Antonio
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • El Paso
  • Rio Grande Valley
  • Statewide, for larger perspective from TAA staff from the state capitol

If you are in another market, contact us and we will work to find you someone local to assist you with your story or provide a TAA spokesperson to address the issues.

If you need a spokesperson on multi-family housing business or public policy topics, we will help connect you with the spokesperson who can address those issues.

When: Prepared to respond Immediately/on short notice (to the best of their ability)

Why: TAA realizes apartment renters have many questions regarding last week’s Texas Supreme Court order that puts a stay on evictions for non-payment of rent until after April 19. TAA members want to work with tenants through this unprecedented and challenging situation to help people remain in their homes.

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The Texas Apartment Association is the leading association for rental housing providers in the state, with almost 12,000 member companies who are responsible for more than 2.2 million rental homes for Texans. A non-profit, statewide trade association, TAA is affiliated with the National Apartment Association and local associations in 24 Texas cities.

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Lynn Hancock, Ward for TAA, 713-818-6719, lhancock@wardcc.com
Kara Slaughter, Ward for TAA, 979-676-1290, kslaughter@wardcc.com