Housing is one of the most important things to understand when you arrive in Austin. Many people arriving here don’t understand how expensive it is to rent a place to live. There are special housing complexes that offer subsidized/low rent housing to families who qualify. There are also programs to help you if you can't pay your rent and are facing eviction.
When renting an apartment or home, you are called a tenant. Tenants have certain rights and responsibilities. It’s important to know these rights and the laws that protect you when you are a tenant. You can find that information below along with helpful tips on getting discounted utilities.
Dream big! Buying your own house is possible. Many refugees buy homes after working and saving for a few years!
For more information on the basics of housing in America you can visit the Refugee Center Online.
To find out everything you need to know about being a tenant in Austin, visit Austin Tenant Council.