Check out this guide from buildingcommunityWORKSHOP that explains your rights as a renter after a disaster.


Building and Strengthening Tenant Action (BASTA) and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) have a set of Disaster Tools, including repair request forms and videos explaining your rights. They answer questions like:

  • Can my landlord charge me for burst pipes?
  • If I am late on rent, does that mean that the landlord doesn’t have to make repairs?
  • What are my options if my unit has damage? Can I break my lease?

This page from texaslawhelp.org offers more information on tenants’ rights after a disaster. 

For advice for replacing lost documents from texaslawhelp.org, click here.
For advice about scams from texaslawhelp.org, click here.

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