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.

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Ending Discrimination in Housing: Fair Housing Laws

The facts about fair housing and how to file a complaint Continue reading Ending Discrimination in Housing: Fair Housing Laws

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Medical Professional’s Guide to Housing Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

Disability Rights Texas Handout Created 3/26/2020 Publication Code: HS7 A Medical Professional’s Guide to Housing Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic This handout can be made available in Braille or audio file upon request. We have seen instances of medical professionals discriminated against because of what they do and where they work. The discrimination stems from… Continue reading Medical Professional’s Guide to Housing Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Can My Landlord Ask Me About Symptoms of COVID-19 and Other Renter Questions

Disability Rights Texas Handout Created 3/26/2020 Publication Code: HS6 Questions From A Renter During the COVID-19 Pandemic This handout can be made available in Braille or audio file upon request. My landlord sent an e-mail requiring everyone to tell the office if they coughed, ran a fever, or had any other symptoms of COVID-19. Can… Continue reading Can My Landlord Ask Me About Symptoms of COVID-19 and Other Renter Questions

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Evictions in Texas During COVID-19 Pandemic

Disability Rights Texas Handout Date Created: March 24, 2020 Updated: April 6, 2020 Publication Code: HS4 Evictions in Texas During COVID-19 Pandemic This handout is available in Braille and/or by audio file upon request. I heard that Landlords weren’t allowed to evict people in Texas right now. Is this true?  Yes and No. A landlord… Continue reading Evictions in Texas During COVID-19 Pandemic

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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. Continue reading Eviction and Reasonable Accommodations

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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 Continue reading Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

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