Know Your Housing Rights
Immediate assistance: If you need the immediate assistance of an attorney or have been served with an eviction or eviction notice, please reach out to your local Legal Aid Office or call the Texas Lawyers Referral Hotline at 1-800-252-9690.
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.
Housing Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This handout covers many housing-related issues that could arise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the issues include ending a lease early, how to deal with people entering your home, what to do if you can’t make rent, and more. Continue reading “Housing Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic”
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”
Housing Rights: Disability, Race, National Origin and Language
Learn what you can do if you have been targeted by your neighbors, landlords, or others because of your disability and your race, national origin, or language. Continue reading “Housing Rights: Disability, Race, National Origin and Language”
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”
On or Off-Campus College Housing and COVID-19
Learn how to ask your landlord to accommodate your needs to allow you out of your lease early without paying penalties, fines, or fees. Continue reading “On or Off-Campus College Housing and COVID-19”
Evictions in Texas
People with disabilities in Texas may face eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the options available to help you stay in your home. Continue reading “Evictions in Texas”
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”
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”