Replacement SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits Available for Hurricane Laura Survivors

Have you suffered food loss because of Hurricane Laura? A news release from Governor Abbot says that SNAP (Food Stamp) recipients in Hardin, Jefferson, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, and Tyler counties will automatically receive replacement food stamp benefits. People in these counties have until September 30, to report other food loss and ask … Continue reading Replacement SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits Available for Hurricane Laura Survivors

The Safe Space, A Virtual Outreach Series for Sexual Assault Survivors, starts Thursday, September 17th at 3 PM

Lone Star Legal Aid’s Individual Safety Unit has created The Safe Space, a virtual outreach series that will premier monthly to provide information and resources about sexual assault to survivors. Sexual violence can have an immediate and devastating effect on the survivor in nearly every aspect of their life, resulting in a need for survivor-centered … Continue reading The Safe Space, A Virtual Outreach Series for Sexual Assault Survivors, starts Thursday, September 17th at 3 PM

NO MORE EVICTIONS – New federal protections on evictions announced

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, protecting low to moderate-income renters from eviction for nonpayment of rent throughout the remainder of 2020. The order’s eviction moratorium protects only renters who meet all of the following: The renter must expect to earn no more than $99,000 … Continue reading NO MORE EVICTIONS – New federal protections on evictions announced

Lone Star Legal Aid Launches Eviction Right to Counsel Project

Houston, TX - Lone Star Legal Aid is working with a coalition of eviction defenders in partnership with Harris County and the City of Houston to offer a pilot program, the Eviction Right to Counsel Project, in certain jurisdictions - on a small scale. The coalition is comprised of Lone Star Legal Aid, Houston Volunteer … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid Launches Eviction Right to Counsel Project