These resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.
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.
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
PDF: Housing Rights Information for People with Disabilities Impacted by Hurricane Harvey (409KB)
Resources for Overcoming Barriers to Housing
Many people with mental or physical disabilities face tremendous difficulties in getting and keeping adequate housing. NDRN has put together a list of resources for overcoming barriers.
NDRN Resources for Housing
VIDEO: Supported Decision Making: An Alternative to Guardianship in Texas
Many people think that guardianship is the best way to help adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities make important decisions. The truth is, guardianship is often not necessary. Watch this news interview with the DRTx legal director to learn more about the new guardianship reform laws passed in Texas that will give people with disabilities more independence, including Supported Decision Making.
Supported Decision Making: An Alternative to Guardianship