Evictions Houston Renters Among First In The Country To Face Evictions After COVID-19 Moratoriums By Jen Rice, Houston Public Media • May 20, 2020 Mayor's office via Twitter The courts are no longer blocking landlords from evicting Texans struggling to pay rent amid the economic instability of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, eviction proceedings are moving forward in Houston-area courts, weeks ahead of many other cities. 'If You Can, Pay Your Rent' And 4 Other Things To Know If You're An Austin Tenant Amid This Pandemic By Audrey McGlinchy | KUT • Mar 31, 2020 Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT More than half of Austin residents are renters. At the beginning of each month, rent is due for tenants with cut hours, cut wages or no wages at all as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced workplaces to close. Travis County Evictions Put On Hold, Austin Energy Won't Shut Off Utilities Amid COVID-19 Outbreak By Audrey McGlinchy | KUT • Mar 13, 2020 Gabriel C. Pérez / KUT Eviction hearings in the Austin area will be put on pause until at least April 1, after Travis County justices of the peace issued an order Friday.