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Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

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Housing Options

This information is provided for informational purposes only. There is no implied endorsement by the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area or its parent organization, the Capital Area Council of Governments. We do not promote, recommend or endorse any specific organization or product.

National Search for Senior Housing:
http://www.seniorhousinglocator.org/

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HOUSING OPTIONS
Apartment Housing for Older Adults with Income Based Rent in the Greater Austin Area
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for our current list


Nonprofit Agency for Housing Information:
Austin Tenants' Council
Guide to Affordable Housing in the Greater Austin Area
http://www.housing-rights.org/

TIPS FOR TENANTS

Ten easy ways to protect your rights as a tenant

1. GET IT IN WRITING
Put any promises that the landlord makes in writing, including apartment number and necessary repairs.
2. KEEP COPIES OF ALL AGREEMENTS & PAPERWORK
Ask for copies of the application, lease, pet agreement, inventory, and any lease addenda immediately after signing them.
3. BE SURE YOU WANT TO LIVE THERE
Most application fees and deposits are nonrefundable if you change your mind once you've applied. If the landlord does not approve your application, the deposit should be fully refunded.
4. LOOK AT THE HOUSE OR APARTMENT BEFORE YOU RENT
Do not assume your unit will look exactly like the model. Make sure you view the actual unit before submitting your application or signing a lease. Landlords usually have the right to show an occupied unit even if they say otherwise.
5. TALK TO NEIGHBORS & VISIT THE COMPLEX/NEIGHBORHOOD AT NIGHT
The current residents can tell you about the landlord:
Does he make repairs? Does he enter the unit without permission?
Drive by at night to see if the neighborhood is noisy or if there is a lot of unwanted activity.
6. MAKE A LIST OF ALL DAMAGES RIGHT AFTER YOU MOVE IN
If the landlord doesn't give you an inventory sheet, write your own.
Take pictures, if necessary.
7. REQUEST REPAIRS IN WRITING
You can enforce your rights quicker and you'll have proof you notified the landlord of the repairs you're requesting.
Send the letter by certified or registered mail.
8. GET RENT RECEIPTS FROM THE LANDLORD
If you pay with a Money Order, the stub does not prove the landlord received the rent, only that you bought it.
Whenever possible, hand-deliver the rent.
NEVER pay in cash without getting a receipt from the landlord.
9. GIVE 30 DAYS NOTICE BEFORE YOU MOVE OUT
Most leases require written advance notice before moving.
Some leases require notice to be given at a certain time of the month.
10. CALL AUSTIN TENANTS' COUNCIL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
For more info, call Austin local (512) 474-1961