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If you are experiencing a disability-related housing crisis, you can contact our Housing Advocacy Team directly at housing@drtx.org or call 1-833-212-4212. Voicemails and emails will be responded to within two business days.

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.

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

Featured Resources

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

Read more about 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. It is based on both federal and Texas laws. Continue reading Eviction and Reasonable Accommodations

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Handouts

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

Read more about 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

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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

Read more about On or Off-Campus College Housing and COVID-19.

Evictions in Texas During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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 During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Read more about Evictions in Texas During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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

Read more about 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

Read more about Ending Discrimination in Housing: Fair Housing Laws.

Videos

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. Continue reading DRTx Legal Tips: Housing Rights

Watch DRTx Legal Tips: Housing Rights.

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