Lone Star Legal Aid’s Disaster Relief Unit to Host FEMA Funeral Assistance Presentation

People who need aid covering the financial costs of funerals for loved ones who died of COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $9,000 in assistance from the federal relief legislation enacted in March. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid’s Disaster Relief Unit to Host FEMA Funeral Assistance Presentation

Lone Star Legal Aid and Staff Awarded Three 2021 Pro Bono Excellence Awards

Lone Star Legal Aid and Staff Awarded Three 2021 Pro Bono Excellence Awards Annually, the State Bar of Texas Committee for Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters presents awards to individuals, groups, and entities that perform exceptional work in the field of legal services to the poor. Lone Star Legal Aid and staff … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid and Staff Awarded Three 2021 Pro Bono Excellence Awards

April is Fair Housing Month

Enacted on April 11, 1968, the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination due to disability, race, familial status, national origin, sex, religion, or skin color in the sale, rental, and/or financing of dwellings and in other housing-related transactions. This year, Lone Star Legal Aid participates in the awareness campaign by featuring its Fair Housing Team on … Continue reading April is Fair Housing Month

COVID-19 Resource – FEMA to Provide Financial Assistance for Funeral Expenses for Deaths Related to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

On April 12, 2021, FEMA began accepting applications for financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19), to help ease some financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. We’ve put together answers to common questions from FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Individuals and Households Program Policy. How … Continue reading COVID-19 Resource – FEMA to Provide Financial Assistance for Funeral Expenses for Deaths Related to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

CDC Order Preventing Eviction Extended Until June 30, 2021

The CDC order that stops evictions for nonpayment of rent has been extended to the end of June 2021. In order to get this protection from eviction, tenants are required to submit a declaration to their landlord. Below you will find a declaration in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese: DECLARATION (ENGLISH); DECLARATION (SPANISH); AND  DECLARATION (VIETNAMESE). Please … Continue reading CDC Order Preventing Eviction Extended Until June 30, 2021