November 2021

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Deadline to Apply for Texas Rent Relief Program Closes Friday, November 5th

November 4, 2021


The application portal for the Texas Rent Relief Program is slated to close on Friday, November 5th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Texas Rent Relief is a program administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) that provides financial assistance with rent and utilities for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

An announcement posted on the program's website states that the program will no longer accept new and additional assistance requests after this date as the total requests for assistance exceed the number of funds available. Any applications still pending in the system will be processed until the program funds are depleted, and anyone who still wishes to submit an application must do so before Friday, November 5th at 5:00 p.m.

To contact the Texas Rent Relief program, please call 1-833-9TX-RENT (1-833-989-7368).

For more information on the Texas Rent Relief's portal closing, please see their FAQ. We also have more info on this program on the Rent & Legal Assistance page of our COVID-19 & Texas Law guide

AILALink Unavailable Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14th

November 10, 2021


Access to immigration law database AILALink will be interrupted briefly due to scheduled server maintenance on Sunday, November 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Library Account Registrations Available Again

November 15, 2021


We're pleased to announce that the issue with our remote registration process has been resolved! Texas residents can now register online for a library account with us by filling out a patron registration form and verifying their Texas residency online.

We apologize for the inconvenience that last week's interruptions may have caused. Please let us know if you have any questions!

National Family Caregivers Month

November 19, 2021


November is National Family Caregivers MonthWe frequently hear from Texans who are looking for information on caregiving for an elderly or disabled person. These people can be in many different roles: family members caring for a relative, attorneys drafting legal documents that outline crucial medical and financial decisions for elderly clients, or seniors interested in planning for their future. Whatever your role may be, we likely have a resource in our library that can help you understand the road ahead. 

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