Rights for Tenants with Health Issues
Landlords cannot discriminate against tenants for health issues, including issues related to COVID-19.
The Fair Housing Act says that landlords have to make reasonable accommodations to help tenants who have disabilities. For more information on Fair Housing Act protections, read this presentation from the North Central Texas Aging and Disability Center.
Having COVID-19, getting exposed to COVID-19, or even showing symptoms that might be confused with COVID-19 could be considered disabilities that require your Read this article by the The National Housing Law Project for more information.to work with you.
Yes. You can try to negotiate a payment agreement with your landlord as part of a reasonable accommodation request.
This National Housing Law Project article includes a sample letter for attorneys who want to work out a rent payment plan for their client as a reasonable accommodation.