If you are a renter and need assistance with landlord issues, the Austin Tenants Council provides a Renters’ Rights Assistance Program (RRAP) for counseling and technical assistance to low-income renters on tenant-landlord issues, mediates disputes, provides workshops, and identifies fair housing issues to resolve or minimize discriminatory housing practices. For more information on the RRAP Program, call (512) 474-1961.
Texas Attorney General Tenant Rights website lists your rights as a tenant and lets you file a complaint with the Texas Attorney General’s Office.
Texas A&M University Real Estate Center provides a “plain English” Landlord and Tenants Guide for renters.
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income residents for renter-landlord disputes, home foreclosures, fair housing, and federally subsidized housing. They are accessible through the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid website or call 1-888-988-9996.
Building and Strengthening Tenant Action (BASTA) helps Austin renters work together to ensure that access to safe and affordable housing by developing tenant associations, organizing tenants for facility upkeep repairs, and providing legal assistance through strategic guidance and legal counsel.