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Welcome to TTU

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns at (214) 823-2733.
Our address 8035 E R L Thornton Fwy., Suite 535 , Dallas, TX 75228. This is Interstate 30 at the Jim Miller Road exit.
You can view Youtube videos on tenants’ rights at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbbuIBs1I4NVdX1jjk0wh8Q
You can get information on our next live online workshop at https://txtenants.org/tenants-rights-workshop-info/
Don’t forget to visit us at https://www.facebook.com/texastenantsunion and https://twitter.com/txtenantsunion

COVID-19 Eviction Protections 

Austin — Mayor Steve Adler has ordered landlords not to issue notices to vacate through July 25, 2020.

Austin and Dallas have passed 60-day grace period ordinances to give tenants more time to pay rent.

Bexar County has halted eviction proceedings through June 1.

City of El Paso – prohibits evictions while the local disaster declaration is still in effect, currently through June 10.

City of San Marcos – gives tenants a 90-day grace period to pay rent.

CARES Act properties – evictions are suspended until July 25 and then landlord must give a 30-day notice. In addition, landlords can’t charge late fees from 3/27/20 to 7/24/20. You can check to see if your home is covered by the CARES Act at this link: https://t.co/5TBBi5372g?amp=1  

REAL ESTATE What You Need to Know About Tenant Rights in Texas

US News and World Report spoke with the Texas Tenants’ Union for this article.
https://realestate.usnews.com/real-estate/articles/what-you-need-to-know-about-tenant-rights-in-texas?src=usn_fb&fbclid=IwAR3tk3GNxPz3m4UgQReymHLRLwC0W5Eha3ZyxAa9PQfhcVIghVBIs__nByU

$1 Billion Gap in Transportation, HUD Funding

HUD needs approximately $1 billion in additional funding this year compared to Fiscal Year (FY) 16 just to maintain current program levels and renew existing rental assistance contracts. The Senate Appropriations Committee has allocated about $1 billion less to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Subcommittee than was funded for this year. This math is troubling.

 

http://nlihc.org/article/cuts-thud-funding-proposed-senate?utm_source=Members+List++for+Memo+to+Members&utm_campaign=714a96d73b-Memo_Members_04_18_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f5d8d6c31c-714a96d73b-284858829&ct=t%28Memo_Members_04_18_2016%29&mc_cid=714a96d73b&mc_eid=674f48cdf4

City Seeks Eviction of Tenants Near Dallas Zoo

“Only one member of the Housing Committee voted against giving attorneys the OK — its chair, Scott Griggs, who asked his colleagues to give the tenants the maximum relocation fee allowed by law. That, he said, is around $15,000.”
For more information on the story, visit the Dallas Morning News
http://cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/2016/04/city-will-ask-judge-to-evict-tenants-living-in-squalid-rent-homes-near-dallas-zoo.html/

Why Repairs are so necessary in Senior Housing

For seniors with mobility problems, life without an elevator can mean much more than just being stuck on a single floor. It can mean missing out on vital activities like doctor appointment, shopping trips, and other necessary social engagements.
For several resident at Juliette Fowler Communities, a broken elevator meant going almost a week without delivered meals and fresh laundry. Luckily residents spoke out. They got in touch with the local news and were able to pressure on management and the elevator service provider. They were victorious and by the following Monday, the elevator was fixed
A link for the story is listed below:
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/show/cbs-11-live-video/video-3375296-broken-elevator-hinders-senior-citizens-at-dallas-apartment-complex/
Update: Because Tenants spoke out, they saw a working elevator the Tuesday after the story came out!

 

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Hours & Info

(214) 823-2733

Tenants' Rights Workshops:
Every Wednesday from
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

One on one consultations are available afterwards

By appointment only
M-F: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

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