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Welcome to TTU


We moved! From 4228 Main to 8035 East R.L. Thornton Frwy., Suite 535 , Dallas, TX 75228.
For all of our current members we hope to make these transitions as straightforward as possible. And to all new visitors and members, welcome! We hope that this website will provide you with helpful information and contacts.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns that you might have, our main line is (214) 823-2733.
Don’t forget to visit us at https://www.facebook.com/texastenantsunion and https://twitter.com/txtenantsunion

Stalked, College Student forced to pay $800 per month for an Unused House

NBC DFW News 5 covers the story of a Denton college student who is being stalked, and her struggle to be released from her lease.
For more information on the story, and TTU’s role, visit:
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Victimized-College-Student-Wants-Out-of-Lease-375913671.html

 

 

$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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