Do you have questions about your rights as a renter?
Has your rental unit been flooded?
Statewide, in order to apply for assistance, renters and homeowners
must reside in one of the Texas counties declared a disaster area and
have damages resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight line
winds and flooding that occurred May 4 through June 19.
To register with FEMA, residents can visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov
or call 800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants who have a
speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call 800-462-7585
directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call
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Other Important links:
About Fair Housing
Health and Environmental Concerns
Renter Info and Sample Lease Contract
Contact the Houston Apartment Association at (713) 595-0300 on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to speak with a trained consultant to ask questions about renter rights and leases. Your call will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
RENTERS AND THE LAW
For more information on Texas law and the rights and responsibilities of renters, visit the Texas Apartment Association Web site at www.taa.org
Also, read an "Overview of Tenant Rights" provided by the Texas Attorney General's Office.
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