CDC Eviction Protections Extended to June 30th

This news just shared with us by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.

Important news for those behind on rent: First, the CDC Order preventing eviction for nonpayment of rent has been extended through June 30, 2021. Second, tenants behind on rent can apply for rental assistance. Apply at or call 833-9TX-RENT (833-989-7368). If you have questions about your rights, you may want to check out our video, offered in English and Spanish, “Five Things Renters Need to Know.” Topics include the CDC eviction moratorium, rent relief programs in Texas, a landlord’s responsibility to make repairs to a tenant’s home, and the importance of documenting damage. The video was prepared before the recent CDC extension.


Veteran’s Stories

The Amarillo Branch NAACP celebrates the service and accomplishment of our veterans. Join us each week as our local veterans share their stories.

Free Tax Filing Help

This shared with us by Housing Committee Chair, Kay Pechin

Free Income Tax Filing Services for Workers

Servicios Gratuitos de Declaración de Impuestos Para Trabajadores

February 12, 2021—June 15, 2021Through VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Equity in Higher Education Panel

Texas has an audacious goal of ensuring 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 possess a college certificate or degree by the year 2030, and we know educating persons of color is an integral component for the fulfillment of this objective. The Amarillo Branch NAACP provided our distinguished panelists with a platform to share their respective organization’s goals regarding equitable accessibility, programs of study, and initiatives which will presumptively lead to an exponential increase in post-secondary success for all persons of color.

Our Panelists were:
Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, President, Amarillo College
Shanna L. Peeples, Dr. John G. O’Brien Distinguished Chair in Education.WTAMU, National Teacher of Year & Texas Teacher of the Year, 2015

Our Audience were officers and Executive Committee Members of the Amarillo Branch NAACP.