Disability Rights Texas helps ensure people with disabilities have access to and opportunities to rent or own homes and apartments in their communities. This work includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Ensuring that landlords and property owners do not discriminate against persons with disabilities in renting or selling property
- Making sure that housing is accessible to people with disabilities to the extent required by law
- Advocating to increase the amount of accessible, affordable and integrated housing for individuals with physical and mental disabilities
These resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.
Ending Discrimination in Housing: Fair Housing Laws
The facts about fair housing and how to file a complaint
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. It is based on both federal and Texas laws.
Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
This handout contains the following information: 1) Your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when staying at a hotel or shelter; 2) Your rights under the Federal Fair Housing Act and how it impacts where you live; and 3) A sample letter asking for a reasonable accommodation under federal and state law for early termination of your lease