Eviction Moratorium Cancelled: Resources for Tenants Moving Forward

A month before its intended expiry date, the CDC eviction moratorium was suspended by the Supreme Court, leaving tenants vulnerable to homelessness. Over 11 million renters have had trouble paying rent on time during the pandemic as unemployment blanketed the nation. The temporary halt on evictions did not absolve renters from the responsibility of paying … Continue reading Eviction Moratorium Cancelled: Resources for Tenants Moving Forward

Renters’ Rights to Air Conditioning in Extreme Heat

A deadly heatwave has swept across North America for the past few years, and many states, like Texas, have endured record-breaking temperatures. As Texans face the tail end of this summer’s heat, a working air conditioner has become a necessity. Most residences come equipped with air conditioning, but what happens if yours stops working properly? … Continue reading Renters’ Rights to Air Conditioning in Extreme Heat

AMB Architects Wins 2021 Chrysalis Award for Redesign of LSLA’s Houston Office

When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in 2017, our offices were shut down and employees were urged to evacuate and stay safe. As 60 inches of rainwater swept through streets of Houston, plumes of smoke had engulfed our main office downtown. The flooding had caused an electric explosion within the building, which quickly escalated into a … Continue reading AMB Architects Wins 2021 Chrysalis Award for Redesign of LSLA’s Houston Office

LSLA’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Participates in Roundtable Discussion on the Child Tax Credit

On Thursday, July 15, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher hosted a Child Tax Credit roundtable to spread the word and inform local families about the impact of CTC, what to expect, and how to access it if they qualify. Staff attorney Adam Matlock, from our Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, attended as participant and local legal aid representative.  … Continue reading LSLA’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Participates in Roundtable Discussion on the Child Tax Credit

Eviction Moratorium Extended Until October

In response to the recent developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a new order to extend the eviction moratorium until October 3, 2021. The new order will “temporarily halt evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission” to prevent tenants from being evicted and help combat the … Continue reading Eviction Moratorium Extended Until October