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UH Law Center receives $300,000 grant from Texas Access to Justice Foundation for clinical work on landlord and tenant issues

June 21, 2021 - The UH Law Foundation was recently awarded funding that will benefit the Consumer Law Clinic at the University of Houston Law Center.

The ERAP 1- Housing Stability Grant Funding will cover a 17-month period that began in May and will end on Sept. 30, 2022. The purpose of the grant is to provide legal information and representation for Harris County residents facing housing instability due to COVID-19. The funding will be used to assist with evictions in Justice of the Peace and county courts and rental assistance applications for tenants.

“COVID-19 has affected many people financially, physically, and emotionally,” said Law Center Professor of Practice and Consumer Law Clinic Director Ryan Marquez. “With the CDC moratorium likely ending, they could be facing a possible lack of housing. We hope we will be able to assist these people to at least quell the house instability they face.”

Interested residents in need of assistance may contact the Consumer Law Clinic at 713.743.2094.

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