Department of Neighborhoods

Press Release

City and Community Partners Announce Workshops on
Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

October 7, 2014 --


Tenants and Landlords:  Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Free Workshops October 9 and 11

The Department of Neighborhoods Mayor’s Citizens' Assistance Office announces two free workshops exploring the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords sponsored in partnership with the Office of State Representative Gene Wu and the Gulfton Super Neighborhood Council.

Entitled “Stronger Apartment Communities for Residents and Owners--Understand Your Rights and Responsibilities,” the workshops are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, October 9, 6 to 8 p.m.
Baker Ripley Neighborhood Centers
6500 Rookin Street 77074

Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star Drive 77074  

Workshop participants will hear from experts about lease requirements, owner responsibilities, requesting repairs, code violations and how to access legal services.  Invited speakers include representatives of the Houston Apartment Association, Lone Star Legal Aid, Greater Houston Fair Housing and the City’s Housing and Community Development Department Fair Housing Division. 

For more information, contact Veronica Hernandez at 713.778.6504 or visit