Help for Displaced Tenants
Here, “displaced tenant” means that you must move due to a federally funded action, a state or local government taking of your property, or code enforcement action. For example, if the government has to knock down your home to build a road, you might be a displaced tenant.
There are many different laws and programs that may help you. These include but are not limited to:
- Uniform Relocation Assistance and Property Acquisition Policies Act
- Housing and Urban Community Development Act 104(d)
- Texas Relocation Assistance Law
- Local ordinances (Depending on your situation, local laws might give you even more protections than federal and state laws.)
Remember, you can usually only get help from one of the available programs.
For more information on the different programs, read the Texas Tenant Relocation Toolkit.
If you are going to be displaced due to a federally funded program, you have at least 90 days from when you get written notice before you must move. However, you may have to move sooner if it would be dangerous for you to stay. You should not have to move until a new home is available.
Note that some city programs may give you even more time to move, depending on your circumstances.