September 8, 2021
House rent Tarrant County TX
|Am I required to rent to people with disabilities?||The same rules apply to renting to persons with disabilities on the Section 8 program as they do to all other renters with disabilities. The Fair Housing Act provides that it is unlawful to discriminate in any aspect of selling or renting housing, to deny a dwelling to a buyer or renter because of the disability of that individual or an individual associated with the buyer or renter. The Fair Housing Act requires owners of housing facilities to make reasonable exceptions in their policies and operations to afford people with disabilities equal housing opportunities. For example, a landlord with a "no pets" policy may be required to grant an exception to this ruling and allow an individual who is blind to keep a guide dog in the residence. The Fair Housing Act also requires landlords to allow tenants with disabilities to make reasonable access-related modifications to their private living space, as well as to common use spaces. (The landlord is not required to pay for the changes). The Act further requires that new multifamily housing with four or more units be designed and built to allow access for persons with disabilities. This includes accessible common use areas, doors that are wide enough for wheelchairs, kitchens and bathrooms that allow a person using a wheelchair to maneuver, and other adaptable feats within the units.|
|Does TCHAO help me with an eviction?||No. The lease is a contract between the tenant and the landlord.|
|How can I terminate the lease and evict the tenant?||Owners have the same rights for evicting assisted families as they do for private market tenants. This information should be spelled out in the lease and carried out in accordance with state law. Evictions are carried out by court action. It is recommended that you consult with an attorney. Landlords are required to provide a copy of the eviction notice to TCHAO at the same time it is served upon the tenant.|
|How do I become a Section 8 landlord?||
We are always seeking new landlords to participate in the program. Before a Tarrant County Housing client is allowed to move into a unit, the landlord must have attended a landlord briefing and provided required ownership documentation.
Landlords must provide:
1. Proof of ownership in the form of a Deed of Trust
Other documentation may be required if an owner chooses to use an agent or property manager, or if an owner purchases a property that is already occupied and under a Housing Payments Contract. Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office will advise owners of all documentation required.
Landlord briefings are typically held the first Monday...
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