Landlords cannot discriminate against tenants for health issues, including issues related to COVID-19.
Can my landlord discriminate against me due to COVID-19?
Can I break my lease because I need to move in with someone who will care for me?
How far does a landlord have to go to help people with disabilities?
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.
Does COVID-19 count as a disability?
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.
I have a COVID-19 related disability and can't work or travel. Can I ask my landlord to work with me on rent?
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.