Dallas, TX: Apartment’s Car Dent Policy Puts Family At Risk Of Homelessness

A Dallas family is at risk of becoming homeless because of a dent in their car.

With a single dent, Sontlux Sukhavachana said he could lose everything.

“I got this notice on my car saying that they were gonna tow my car tomorrow,” Sukhavachana said.

Sukhavachana lives at the Biltmore Apartments in Dallas, which is run by the Ohio-based company, Fath Properties.

Each tenant must abide by the same policy: fix your car or get towed.

“We wouldn’t be able to make next month’s rent,” Sukhavachana said.

Sukhavachana is a father of three. His family, which relies on one income, also relies on one car.

“They’re expecting tenants who barely have enough money to make ends meet to invest money in cosmetic damages,” Sukhavachana said.

Fath owns 11 properties in North Texas and more than 30 complexes across the country. The “vehicle condition agreement” applies everywhere.