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The Austin Tenants' Council offers a Telephone Counseling Line for residents of Travis, Hays, and Williamson County. Trained housing counselors can discuss tenant/landlord issues and can offer options as well as referrals, but they cannot provide any legal advice. The hotline is available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The phone number to call is (512) 474-1961. For non-English speakers, interpreters may be available by appointment. Online counseling is available for residents of Travis and Hays County.
The City of San Antonio's Fair Housing/Housing Counseling Program provides mediation, counseling, and referrals to renters, landlords, and homeowners in San Antonio. HUD-certified housing counselors are trained to resolve disputes between residential tenants and landlords, but they are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice. For more information and to request assistance, the phone number to call is (210) 207-5910, or you can fill out the online assessment form.
The HOA Hotline from the Greater Houston Chapter of the Community Associations Institute is staffed with local non-attorney experts who are knowledgeable in best practices for property owners' associations (i.e., homeowners' associations or HOAs). Because they are not attorneys, they will not provide any legal advice. For assistance, the hotline is available during normal business hours, and the telephone number to call is (832) 251-1874. You can also submit your question online.
The Houston Apartment Association offers a free renter's line for questions about renter rights, leases, and rental applications. The hotline is temporarily extended to be available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number to call is (713) 595-0300, or for assistance in Spanish call (713) 595-0300 x 309.
The Texas Association of Realtors Legal Hotline is available for all Texas realtors. Have your TREC license number ready when you call, and be prepared to wait for a return call once your license is verified. The phone number to call is (800) 873-9155.