Sexual Assault and Housing

Please note: The information on these pages provides general information only. It is not specific legal advice addressing your specific situation. For personal legal advice, please contact us.

Stable housing is crucial for a stable life. Therefore, for many people, finding or maintaining safe housing following an act of sexual violence is their top priority. See below to learn about some ways SALSA may be able to assist you.

Terminating Your Lease:

Texas has special laws that allow victims of sexual assault, stalking, attempted sexual assault, and parents of child sexual abuse victims to break their leases early without being penalized. If you or your child was assaulted or stalked at home or at your apartment complex, contact us to find out whether you’re eligible.

Relocation:

The Texas Attorney General’s Crime Victims’ Compensation fund may be able to reimburse you for your moving expenses.

Public and Subsidized Housing:

Sometimes, public or subsidized housing is a good option. We can help you determine what’s best for you. In some cases, federal law may provide special protections to help you and your family find, or remain in, public or subsidized housing.

When you are ready, contact us at 1-888-343-4414, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.