Houston will guarantee counsel for some tenants
While a state may have many statutes, court decisions, or court rules governing appointment of counsel for a particular subject area, a "Key Development" is a statute/decision/rule that prevails over the others (example: a state high court decision finding a categorical right to counsel in guardianships cases takes precedence over a statute saying appointment in guardianship cases is discretionary).
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 (which has a press release here: https://lonestarlegal.blog/2020/09/03/lone-star-legal-aid-launches-eviction-right-to-counsel-project/).
If "yes", the established right to counsel or discretionary appointment of counsel is limited in some way, including any of: the only authority is a lower/intermediate court decision or a city council, not a high court or state legislature; there has been a subsequent case that has cast doubt; a statute is ambiguous; or the right or discretionary appointment is not for all types of individuals or proceedings within that category.
Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes
The NCCRC has provided input and guidance to some of the founders of the project.