Know Your Rights – Tenant Challenges Webinars and Resources

Know Your Rights Webinars

Can’t Pay Rent? Know Your Rights Webinar

Hosted by Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Join us as we provide an overview of the most recent moratorium on evictions imposed by the CDC, in addition to your rights as a tenant in the event that you face an eviction. Gain insights from legal experts and learn about community services that may be able to help.

This workshop is for you if, you have experienced or anticipate:

  • Landlord asking for rent or threatening eviction
  • Receipt of an eviction notice


Missed the English version of the webinar? Watch below:

Download the English presentation here [PDF]

Missed the Spanish version of the webinar? Watch below:

Download the Spanish presentation here [PDF]

Vietnamese version from The Alliance:

The Eviction Moratorium & Fair Housing Rights/Tìm hiểu về Lệnh Cấm Trục Xuất và Công Bằng Gia Cư

CDC Eviction Moratorium

CDC Eviction Moratorium – Texas Law Help
CDC Eviction Moratorium Fact Sheet – English [PDF]
CDC Eviction Moratorium Fact Sheet – Spanish [PDF]
CDC Eviction Moratorium Fact Sheet – Vietnamese [PDF]
CDC Eviction Moratorium Fact Sheet – Arabic [PDF]
Overview of National Eviction Moratorium [PDF]
National Eviction Moratorium FAQ [PDF]
Getting evicted? These are the protections in place for tenants facing the prospect of losing the roof over their heads – KPRC

Spanish [PDF]
Vietnamese [PDF]

Legal Eviction Resources
Pro Se Guide and Forms (if you’re not using a lawyer)
Self Guided Eviction Help
Texas Law Help
Sample Rent Repayment Agreement / Sample Early Lease Termination [PDF]

Stop Texas Eviction Portal

Do you live in Texas and can’t afford your rent? We are here to help.
Anyone unable to afford their rent or with concerns about possible eviction can be assisted.

  • All of the information and resources are available for free.
  • Get legal information about the eviction process and your rights.
  • Get access to important documents you can give to your landlord or the court.
  • Apply for legal assistance from organizations in your area that provide free legal services to qualifying tenants.
  • Find out about rental assistance and other resources in your area and how to apply.
  • Chat with a real lawyer about your questions regarding eviction.

Tenant Resources
Right to Repairs as a Tenant

Utility Shut Offs
Utilities and Landlord/Tenant Issues
When Your Landlord Has Locked You Out or Cut Off Your Utilities

Court Resources
Harris County JP home page (for orders affecting all courts) and links to each JP court (for phone, fax, and that court’s orders)
Harris County JP Court Documents and Records

Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Main: (713) 228-0735
Intake: (713) 228-0732
Fax: (713) 228-5826

Information on Financial Assistance (in addition to Catholic Charities)
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ACAM (Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries)
Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Unemployment Benefits
Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Benefits Services
Frequently Asked Questions about Unemployment Insurance Benefits Related to COVID-19

COVID-19 Information
City of Houston
Harris County

COVID-19 Testing
Fort Bend

Mental Health
Catholic Charities Counseling and Behavioral Health Clinic

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255 (TALK)