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Fair Housing - Resources

The Houston Apartment Association provides the following contacts to assist apartment residents and multifamily professionals in Fair Housing-related matters.

Greater Houston Fair Housing Center

The Greater Houston Fair Housing Center, Inc., was founded in 1999 by a group of concerned attorneys and community activists. The agency was set up as a new group utilizing HUD Fair Housing Initiatives Program funds with the assistance of the National Fair Housing Alliance. The Center is committed to educating housing consumers and providers. The Center works to uphold Fair Housing law through investigation and enforcement.

2900 Woodridge, Suite 303
Houston, TX 77087
phone 713-641-3247 (641-FAIR)
TTY 713-641-3096
Fax 713-641-3269

Texas Commission on Human Rights

The mission of the Texas Commission on Human Rights is to enhance the quality of life and economic well-being of the citizens of Texas by reducing discrimination in employment and housing through the administration of the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and the Texas Fair Housing Act.

6330 Highway 290 East, Suite 250
Austin, TX 78723
PHONE: 512-437-3450
E-mail:
tchr.net@mail.capnet.state.tx.us

Houston Lawyer Referral Service

HLRS can refer you to an attorney who has been screened and selected based on experience. Should you need assistance with a Landlord/Tenant matter, or another area of the law, visit the HLRS Web site or call 713-237-9429.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development

 


Local HUD Fair Housing Offices

2211 Norfolk, Suite 200
713-313-2274, ext. 7001

 


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 (Download the Adobe PDF Reader).

Houston Bar Association Legal Line
713-759-1133

Dispute Resolution Center
713-755-8274

State Bar Association
800-204-2222

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
713-228-0732

Gulf Coast Legal Foundation
713-652-0077

Small Claims Court Information
713-755-5137

JP Courts

A list of area justices of the peace and precincts can be found at the official Harris County Website, at www.co.harris.tx.us.