[quote="Michael57, post:5, topic:339532"]
First thing first - you should take your copy of your lease to either Legal Aid, or some other free legal service, or call an attorney and ask if they will look at it for you "pro bono" (that means free to you).
It's been a while since I lived in the Great State of Texas, but they do have laws that govern what the landlord is obliged to do to keep rental property habitable, and safe. There may also be County or Town codes about leasing and habitability as well.
So seek legal advice from a lawyer/legal services.
Second, I am praying for you. I know what it's like to be living in an uncertain and dangerous place. May God comfort and protect you from all harm.
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
One great post. DEFINITELY get some legal assistance.
Then you have my prayers; It seems odd a tenant renting a place is responsible for upkeep.