Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
Disability Rights Texas works to help Texans with disabilities prepare for, and recover from, disasters and emergencies. Below you’ll find information about your rights, how to stay safe, who can help you, and more.
Connect locally: It’s also important to get to know your local emergency management department so you know who is going to help you if there is a disaster or emergency. To learn who to connect with, contact your mayor’s office or your county.
How Do You Prepare for a Disaster?
This video covers what people with disabilities need to know to prepare for a disaster. Learn what to do before, during, and after a disaster. Continue reading How Do You Prepare for a Disaster?
Can My Landlord Evict Me Due to Damage from the Winter Storm?
If your landlord is evicting you so damage caused by the winter storm can be repaired, learn about your rights and options. Continue reading Can My Landlord Evict Me Due to Damage from the Winter Storm?
Texas Winter Storm Recovery Resources
If you are trying to recover from the Texas winter storm, this handout includes information and resources that can help. Continue reading Texas Winter Storm Recovery Resources
Accessibility and Safety During and After a Disaster or Emergency
If you are having problems such as inaccessible communications, a shelter that won’t allow your service animal or make other accommodations, or figuring out how to apply for FEMA services, this handout can help you navigate 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
This handout contains information about (A) your rights under the ADA when staying at a hotel or shelter, (B) your rights under the Federal Fair Housing Act and how it impacts where you live, and also (C) a sample letter asking for a reasonable accommodation to terminate your lease early. Continue reading Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Natural Disasters
After A Disaster: ID Theft, Scams and Insurance
Anyone can be a target for identity theft and scams after a disaster. Learn what you can do before and after a disaster to protect yourself. Continue reading After A Disaster: ID Theft, Scams and Insurance
Disaster Housing Advice
In this video, get advice about how to access housing after a disaster. Learn about the programs available to help you and how to prepare. Continue reading Disaster Housing Advice
Disaster Services Provided by the American Red Cross
Learn about the disaster services provided by the American Red Cross and how their services can help people with disabilities recover from disasters. Continue reading Disaster Services Provided by the American Red Cross