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Texas Eviction Diversion Pilot (TEDP) Program

The TEDP Program is a unique partnership between the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Office of Court Administration, and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

TEDP allows eligible Texans impacted by COVID-19 to remain in their homes and provides landlords with an alternative to eviction. It is funded by $3.3 million in Community Services Block Grant CARES Discretionary funds.

This temporary program serves as a pilot for a larger-scale program that will provide statewide eviction diversion coverage through Community Development Block Grant CARES funding.

Texas Eviction Diversion Program

Program Overview

This pilot program includes Fannin and Grayson counties only at this time. Clients who reside in public housing, are on Section 8, or live in USDA housing are NOT eligible for this program.

  • Participants are eligible rental tenants and their landlords

  • Tenant must have been sued for eviction - the TEDP process is initiated by the court system

  • Program provides up to six (6) months in total rental assistance (Five months past due and at least one (1) month of rent going forward)

  • If fewer than five (5) months are in arrears, the remainder may be used for subsequent months of assistance

  • Program participation places hold on eviction process and diverts it from the court system to TEDP

  • Program participation dismisses eviction case and makes case confidential from public disclosure to protect tenant from future repercussions

  • Landlords receive a lump sum payment for arrears and/or future payments via direct deposit

Household SizeMaximum Income Level (Per Year)*
Families with more than 8 personsAdd $8,960 for each additional person
* Subject to change annually. Eligibility for TEDP is calculated at 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Amounts listed above effective February 3, 2020.

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