Texas Local Government Code § 214.902. Rent Control

(a) The governing body of a municipality may, by ordinance, establish rent control if:

(1) the governing body finds that a housing emergency exists due to a disaster as defined by Section 418.004, Government Code;  and

(2) the governor approves the ordinance.

(b) The governing body shall continue or discontinue rent control in the same manner that the governor continues or discontinues a state of disaster under Section 418.014, Government Code.

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