Yes, you are still responsible for your portion of rent, but you cannot be evicted for non-payment of rent through July 25, 2020 by federal law. This is part of the relief bill that Congress passed and the president signed into law. It applies to ALL tenants, regardless of income source, who live in public housing, use a Housing Choice Voucher for rent, or live at one of our affordable properties. Evictions are still allowed for criminal activity or threats to health and safety.
If you have lost a job or had your hours reduced, please report this to FWHS so that a rent adjustment can be made following our normal process. You may do so by using this simple, online form: https://www.fwhs.org/income-reduction-notification-covid-19/
Any rent missed during the moratorium will accumulate and still be due when the moratorium ends. The family must repay any unpaid rent or sign a repayment agreement to pay any amount owed after the moratorium has ended. If the amount owed is not repaid, Fort Worth Housing Solutions, the landlord or the property management company may terminate the family’s assistance and proceed with legal action to evict.
During the moratorium on evictions, fees in relation to nonpayment of rent cannot be charged and accrued. There should be no charges/fees, or accrual of charges/fees, for rent due the first of the month in April, May, June and July 2020.
You may send your rent payment through the U.S. mail to 1201 E. 13th Street, Fort Worth TX, 76102, or drop it off in the Drop Box outside that same address, or, if you are in our public housing program, you may drop it off in the Drop Box at your property management office. (Please include your name, address and account number on any documentation).
Here is a HUD flyer about rent and the eviction moratorium.