Uncategorized

How Texas HOAs Are Keeping Low-Income Renters Out

How Texas HOAs Are Keeping Low-Income Renters Out A state law will prohibit homeowners associations from discriminating against tenants using rental vouchers. The practice is more widespread than lawmakers realized. By Sarah Holder and Kriston Capps, August 31, 2023 at 4:25 PM CDT When a homeowners association in the suburbs of north Dallas took steps to push out tenants […]

How Texas HOAs Are Keeping Low-Income Renters Out Read More »

Rep. Turner Comments on Texas House Property Tax Relief Package

Yesterday, after a months-long stalemate between our state’s Republican leaders, the Texas Legislature finally agreed to a property tax cut.  I voted for this legislation because – once approved by the voters in this November’s election – it will provide some relief for homeowners and businesses in District 101 and throughout Texas.   That said, I

Rep. Turner Comments on Texas House Property Tax Relief Package Read More »

Dallas Morning News: North Texas HOA accused of racism cannot ban low-income renters, per new Texas law

By Sarah Bahari, 8:58 AM on Jul 11, 2023:  A North Texas homeowners association that voted to kick out residents who receive government assistance for rent will back off the policy due to a new Texas law. The law, pushed by Texas Rep. Chris Turner, a Grand Prairie Democrat, will prohibit HOAs from discriminating against tenants based on

Dallas Morning News: North Texas HOA accused of racism cannot ban low-income renters, per new Texas law Read More »

Rep. Chris Turner’s Anti-Discrimination Property Rights Legislation to become Law

AUSTIN, TX –  This weekend, HB 1193 by Rep. Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) was filed without the governor’s signature and will officially become law. HB 1193 will prohibit a property owners’ association from preventing a homeowner from renting their house to a person based on their method of payment.  The bill was filed after a

Rep. Chris Turner’s Anti-Discrimination Property Rights Legislation to become Law Read More »

Rep. Chris Turner’s Legislation to Strengthen
Protections for IDD Texans Signed into Law

Rep. Chris Turner’s Legislation to Strengthen  Protections for IDD Texans Signed into Law  AUSTIN, TX – Rep. Chris Turner’s (D-Grand Prairie) legislation to strengthen protections for  intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals (IDD) – House Bill 1009 – was signed into  law by Governor Greg Abbott Monday. HB 1009 is part of a package of reforms

Rep. Chris Turner’s Legislation to Strengthen
Protections for IDD Texans Signed into Law
Read More »

Turner Files Legislation to Keep the Heat On

Austin, TX – Today, in response to December 2022’s Winter Storm Elliott, which left many North Texas Atmos Energy customers without heat, state Representative Chris Turner filed two bills to hold natural gas companies accountable if they fail to provide sufficient gas to their customers.  The legislation would increase visibility into available gas supply and

Turner Files Legislation to Keep the Heat On Read More »

Rep. Turner letter to Atmos Energy regarding the Dec. 22-23 loss of natural gas

  January 5, 2023   Mr. Kevin Akers, President and CEO Atmos Energy 5430 LBJ Freeway  Dallas, TX 75240   Dear Mr. Akers:    I write to you today with serious concerns regarding Atmos Energy’s continued inability to supply adequate natural gas service to my constituents in House District 101, as evidenced by widespread gas

Rep. Turner letter to Atmos Energy regarding the Dec. 22-23 loss of natural gas Read More »