Certain Houston courts will provide counsel for all tenants
03/10/2021, Pilot, Housing - Evictions
UPDATE: city/county task force urges right to counsel
The Harris County Housing Stability Task Force, created by Harris County and the City of Houston, has issued recommendations that include establishing a right to counsel for evictions.
In Houston, an initiative launched by a Justice of the Peace has resulted in the creation of a limited universal counsel program for tenants. All tenants in a small handful of JP courts in Houston will receive counsel, and the tenants will be served by Lone Star Legal Aid. See Lone Star Legal Aid Press Release (Sept. 3, 2020).
The NCCRC has provided input and guidance to some of the founders of the project.