Houston, TX – Lone Star Legal Aid announces a new grant provided by the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund. This grant is made possible as a result of the United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation, standing together to help support those impacted by COVID-19 and those who may be impacted in the future due to unstable economic conditions. Lone Star Legal Aid is grateful to be a recipient of these grant funds, which will be used for homelessness prevention and housing stability and will include critically needed legal assistance in eviction and foreclosure defense for Houston area families impacted by COVID-19. 

The sudden loss of jobs, wages, and childcare have created an unprecedented economic crisis – especially for the most vulnerable in our community that were already struggling before the pandemic struck. Improving housing stability will help to alleviate the effects of the ongoing public health crisis.  

The need for legal services is much greater than we can address alone. Lone Star Legal Aid is pleased to be a partner in this work and is available to assist Texans in need of legal help. Applications for free legal help are accepted via telephone at 1-800-733-8394 or online at www.lonestarlegal.org

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, like those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at http://www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media contact: Clarissa Ayala, cayala@lonestarlegal.org.