Eviction Moratorium Update -Central Texas

Last year, to lessen the impact of COVID-19, landlords across the country were required to cease any and all eviction proceedings. The order, backed by the CDC’s recommendations, went into effect on September 4, 2020. The order is set to expire on July 31, 2021. Though most Texas cities adopted the CDC guidelines, not all areas have been in full agreement. 

Moratorium Order Endings 

Houston is one of the few cities that never put a local moratorium order into place. Even through the thick of the pandemic, they have continued allowing evictions to take place. Despite the Texas Supreme Court issuing its own statewide moratorium, over 30,000 eviction cases have been filed since March 2020. The statewide order was able to slow some proceedings down, but this ended on May 18, 2020. In addition to the conclusion of the statewide order, the Texas Supreme court ceased enforcement of national moratorium as well. Since then, Houston’s eviction numbers have steadily increased with little to no federal involvement.

Order Extension

Austin, on the other hand, passed their own Eviction Moratorium order as part of their March 2020 emergency ordinance. Despite CDC guidelines, the previous extension was set to expire on May 1, 2021. A day prior to it’s expiration, however, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Andy Brown, announced an extension through August 1, 2021.

The main reason for this decision was to encourage tenants to seek out rental assistance if needed before lifting the order entirely. Predictions of an overwhelming number of eviction filings once the order expires are a great cause for concern. Last summer alone it was predicted that 30 to 40 million Americans were at risk of being evicted.


Even though the extension was designed to protect the majority of tenants, there are some exceptions. As of June 1, 2021, Travis County court portals opened once again, allowing for some Notice of Evictions to be filed. In order for landlords to file a Notice of Eviction, the tenants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Owe 5 months or more of outstanding rent.
  • Tenants and Landlords must have exhausted* all available assistance remedies.
  • Tenants must pay no more than $2,475.00 each month in rent.
  • Must not be a commercial tenant.

*The order defines “exhausted” as meaning that all applications for all available rental assistance remedies have been denied or pending for more than 45 days.

Rental Eviction Remedies

In light of the Eviction Moratorium orders, several programs have been made available to assist struggling renters, and sometimes even landlords. The city of Austin has provided over $25 million in federal funds for rental assistance alone. Qualifying renters for such assistance programs must meet these requirements:

  • Must have been financially impacted by the pandemic, and/or qualify for unemployment. 
  • Must prove that you are on the verge of homelessness.
  • Must have made less than 80% of the median family income of $78,100 per year (for 2020).

*Immigration status does not come into play for eligibility.

Additional assistance programs include:

City and County officials are encouraging anyone facing eviction that meets the outlined standards to contact the specific agencies for further information on how these programs can help.


Although the Eviction Moratorium has helped many families remain in their homes during the pandemic, it is important to remember that any and all owed rents will still legally be due once the eviction ban has been lifted. This extension is only valid throughout the Austin and Travis County areas but the majority of Texas, including Dallas, anticipates to follow the CDC’s timeline and open up eviction proceedings starting July 31, 2021.

Want to stay in the know? As the leading staffing agency for the Texas multifamily industry, Hire Priority prides themselves on staying up-to-date with the latest legislation, laws, and trends. Contact us now to learn how we can help you.

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Healthcare Recruiter – Houston

Who is Hire Priority and what’s in Houston:
Hire Priority is a hyper-niche Healthcare staffing and recruiting firm. We specialize in temporary, temp to hire, direct hire and payroll hire placements.  Hire Priority is recognized as one of America’s fastest growing Staffing Companies and has been listed in the INC 5000 for three consecutive years.  Hire Priority is searching for a Rock Star recruiter to search for the healthcare industry’s top talent and match them with the industry’s leading medical clinics and physicians offices.

The Healthcare Recruiter is an integral part of this profit center and is responsible for:

  • Recruiting/Selling (75% of the time): Placing four Healthcare professionals per month.  This will require recruiting on open job orders, skill marketing qualified professionals, Cold/Warm contacting of medical offices as well as visiting.  
  • Staffing (15%):  Starting two new temporary, temp to hire or payroll hire assignments per week.  
  • Admin (10%):  updating internal database and daily Reporting.  

This is a high volume business and you can expect to make up to 80+ connects per day.

Compensation:Base Salary: up to $50,000.00


 (1) 15 – 50% of Direct Hire based on cash in. 

(2)  2 – 5% of Monthly contract/temporary Gross Profit

  • Realistic first year 65K; Realistic 2nd Yr 90K; Realistic 3rd Yr+ 120K+ (a superstar could get here in ½ the time).  Experience and Contacts are helpful.
  • We offer awesome benefits including 401k, health insurance & unlimited PTO.


  • Bachelor Degree is preferred
  • 2+ years Healthcare, Healthcare Recruiting or Recruiting Experience is a must.
  • Great attitude, self-confidence, resourcefulness, excellent communication skills and a high sense of urgency are needed.  
  • History of winning.  

Hire Priority Staffing

Hire Priority is a 30 year old Staffing and Recruiting company that recruits and employs only the highest quality Healthcare Professionals. We are 100% committed to providing the very best personalized Customer Service to every client.  

Our Values are the B.E.S.T.:  Being Bold, Education, Service and Tenacity! 

Come work with the BEST!  

Email your resume today to RCote@hirepriority.com

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Bilingual Senior Recruiter – Austin

Hire Priority, leader in Multifamily staffing and recruiting is the only company, specializing in multifamily industry staffing included in INC 5000 list of fastest growing private companies. With offices in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Hire Priority specializes in multifamily, healthcare, administrative and light industrial staffing and recruiting.

Compensation/ Benefits:

  • Starting base salary up to $46k + monthly commission
  • Unlimited PTO Policy
  • In-House Training
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance options
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement benefits with 6% matching
  • Growth opportunities within
  • and more!

Job Summary

As a Senior Recruiter, you will be responsible for finding talented individuals to meet client and company needs.

Activities for this position may include some or all of the following:

  • Source candidates based on client needs, keep up with current recruiting trends.
  • Act as a candidate advocate to ensure their needs are being met.
  • Ensure candidates fill out the appropriate paperwork and coordinate required testing.
  • Daily tasks include: Taking candidate calls, scheduling and conducting interviews, entering candidate information into CRM, candidate screening, etc.

As a member of the recruiting team, you make a positive contribution to your division by:

  • Effective organization and prioritization of tasks and completion of objectives.
  • Acknowledgement of divisional needs and initiation of appropriate action to resolve them.
  • A willingness to work collaboratively with co-workers to accomplish tasks and projects
  • Your ability to multitask in a fast paced environment


  • Bilingual- Must be able to speak and write in fluent Spanish
  • Customer Service Experience
  • Comfortable speaking with candidates and prospects over the phone, and building rapport.
  • Working Knowledge of Office Administrative functions and software such as Microsoft office products.
  • Ability to anticipate needs, and a keen attention to detail.
  • Advanced problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience in sales, staffing or the multifamily industry is a plus!

Submit your resume to Loa@hirepriority.com

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Leasing Professional Position (San Antonio, TX)

Hire Priority Staffing, leaders in Apartment Industry Staffing, is currently seeking qualified candidates for A+ Leasing Professional!

We are seeking an Energetic Leasing Professional who is outgoing, motivated, hardworking, and capable of closing deals! Experience in the apartment industry is required.

Compensation: $10-$15/hr (+ Benefits and Commissions!) DOE
Location: San Antonio
Requirements: Apartment Leasing experience, strong customer service skills, professionalism & self-confidence are a MUST.-Need to have professional appearance & demeanor! Leasing experience with software such as:-Yardi, Onesite and/or Bluemoon is not required, but would be helpful!
MUST be able to Pass a Criminal background check and drug test
MUST be able to provide one form of identification and proof of eligibility to work in the US.
MUST be able to complete an application and have an in-person interview
Please be available for immediate interview!
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