Harris County Distributes First Half of $30 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund

On June 12, Harris County officially sent out half of its $30 million Coronavirus relief fund to 44 community-based organizations. These organizations are tasked with dispersing the money to eligible residents and families to help pay for housing, childcare, food, electricity, and other essential needs. Residents of Harris County in need can apply to qualify … Continue reading Harris County Distributes First Half of $30 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund

Fort Bend County to Distribute $19.5 Million for Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Relief

Fort Bend County approved $19.5 million of funding to assist renters and landlords in paying rent, mortgage, and utilities during the Coronavirus pandemic. Funding for the County’s rental assistance program comes through the Federal CARES Act. The funding will be implemented in 3 phases of $6,500,000 each. Phase 1 will be from June-July, Phase 2 … Continue reading Fort Bend County to Distribute $19.5 Million for Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Relief

Disaster During a Pandemic – The Tornado that Hit Onalaska, Texas in the Midst of the Novel Coronavirus

Late Wednesday night, on April 23, a wayward tornado tore through Onalaska, Texas in Polk County, leaving some dead, many injured, and even more destruction in its wake. The aftermath left many residents displaced and in dire need of help. Lone Star Legal Aid’s community partner, Red Cross, rushed to address the immediate needs of … Continue reading Disaster During a Pandemic – The Tornado that Hit Onalaska, Texas in the Midst of the Novel Coronavirus