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Your rights

Do you know your housing rights? Below you’ll find resources related to housing rights basics, COVID-19 housing rights, and disaster housing rights.

Get housing help

Do you need help with your housing? Visit our How to Get Housing Help Resource Page for how to get help with accommodations, possible discrimination, and more.

Featured Resources

Asking Your Landlord for an Accommodation

You can ask your landlord to make reasonable accommodations (changes) if their policies or rules are making the symptoms of your disability worse. Continue reading “Asking Your Landlord for an Accommodation”

The End of the Public Health Emergency: What You Need to Know

Learn about what will happen to some government programs and benefits when the Public Health Emergency (PHE) ends on May 11, 2023. Continue reading “The End of the Public Health Emergency: What You Need to Know”

Eviction and Reasonable Accommodations

This handout gives a summary of a tenant’s right to ask for a reasonable accommodation in order to avoid an eviction. Continue reading “Eviction and Reasonable Accommodations”

Handouts

Protected: Housing Rights: Disability, Race, National Origin and Language

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Accessibility and Safety During and After a Disaster or Emergency

This handout answers many questions you might have when navigating an emergency or disaster in your community. Continue reading “Accessibility and Safety During and After a Disaster or Emergency”

Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Natural Disasters

Learn about your rights under the ADA when staying at a hotel or shelter, and also how the Federal Fair Housing Act impacts where you live. Continue reading “Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Natural Disasters”

Ending Discrimination in Housing: Fair Housing Laws

Learn about the Fair Housing Act, requirements for new and existing housing, how to file a complaint if you think if you’ve been discriminated against, and more. Continue reading “Ending Discrimination in Housing: Fair Housing Laws”

Protected: Housing Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Temporarily Unavailable (Check Back Soon)

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Videos

OUD Recovery and Housing

If you are in recovery from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), You may be facing problems getting into a place to live because of being in recovery or because of a criminal history related to past opioid use. This video explains some things you should know and you can do. Watch the video “OUD Recovery and Housing”

DRTx Legal Tips: Housing Rights

In this video, a Disability Rights Texas attorney explains some of the basic housing rights of veterans and others with disabilities. The video covers what landords can ask tenants, reasonable accommodations, and home modifications. Watch the video “DRTx Legal Tips: Housing Rights”

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