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Handouts

Ending Discrimination in Housing: Fair Housing Laws

The facts about fair housing and how to file a complaint.

Download PDF: Ending Discrimination in Housing: Fair Housing Laws (392KB)

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.

Download PDF: Eviction and Reasonable Accommodations (343KB)

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

Download PDF: Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Hurricane Harvey (409KB)

Helpful Links

Disability Rights in Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development lists your disability rights in private and public housing.

HUD Disability Housing Rights

DRTx Legal Tip Video Series: Your Housing Rights

A brief video to help you understand the housing rights of people with disabilities.

DRTx Legal Tip Video Series: Your Housing Rights

Section 504 People with Disabilities FAQ Sheet for Fair Housing

Section 504 People with Disabilities FAQ Sheet for Fair Housing

The Rights of People with HIV/AIDS

Explains the rights of persons with HIV/AIDS under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the requirements of the ADA for employers, businesses and non-profit agencies that serve the public, and State and local governments to avoid discriminating against persons with HIV/AIDS regarding employment, access, housing, and healthcare.

Protecting the rights of people with HIV/AIDS
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