This matter is under investigation by HUD and the Human Relations Commission (I am disabled) and the landlord is retaliating and forcing me into eviction court for non payment of rent even though I have overpaid the "con artist" property manager that manipulated over $3000.00 from me (my father just passed away and I relocated with my small child to manage the probate). Taking all my money snowballed into our being stranded in a property complex that was deceptively advertised as having access to transportation (I did not have a car as I was purchasing one when she took my money). I am also still in an unfurnished townhome because the financial snowball has also slowed my ability to relocate because they have now refused conciliation (the HUD process) and won't move me
It sounds like you need to hire an attorney. You can find one using the Find a Lawyer link at the top of the page.
The above statements are provided as general information and not intended as legal advice. Each matter has its own set of unique circumstances that cannot be adequately addressed without consultation. You are strongly advised to hire an attorney licensed to practice law in your state to represent you.
You should contact your local Legal Aid Office and set up an appointment to speak with an attorney. If you are in Fort Worth, you can call 817.336.3943.
Regardless of any retaliation argument, if you are late on rent, the landlord can move forward with eviction proceedings. If you have proof of payment, then make sure you take it to your eviction hearing. There are also special eviction notice requirements for Section 8 housing tenants. If the landlord did not give the proper notices, you may have a defense to the eviction.
Information on retaliation can be found here: http://texastenant.org/retaliation.html
Information on evictions can be found here: http://texastenant.org/eviction.html
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