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Reverse Mortgages: Increasing Homelessness in Aging Communities

Houston, TX– Champion Mortgage, one of many reverse mortgage lenders, is trying to make 78 year old Linda Tabell-Boyce homeless.  Linda, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and her late husband William applied for a reverse mortgage after he had a severe stroke and could no longer work and they were facing financial hardship.  The … Continue reading Reverse Mortgages: Increasing Homelessness in Aging Communities

What’s In My Air? Part I – Q & A with Air Alliance Houston’s Bakeyah Nelson, PhD

LSLA’s EJ team recently had a chance to talk with Air Alliance Houston's Bakeyah Nelson, Ph.D. - one of our community partners.  Read on to learn about Air Alliance Houston as we begin a series called, “What’s In My Air?” where we take a closer look at air pollution in LSLA's service area. LSLA: Hi … Continue reading What’s In My Air? Part I – Q & A with Air Alliance Houston’s Bakeyah Nelson, PhD

The United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit Slammed Houston Attorney Joseph Onwuteaka in Debt Collection Appeal

Beaumont, TX - Wednesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit laid down the hammer in its ruling against a debt collecting attorney and his firm. The Circuit Court affirmed a judgment in favor of a consumer debtor and overruled all Joseph Onwuteaka’s claims of error. In November of 2014, Lone Star … Continue reading The United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit Slammed Houston Attorney Joseph Onwuteaka in Debt Collection Appeal

Lone Star Legal Aid Will Staff Upcoming Hurricane Preparedness Events

Pearland/Houston/Galveston, Texas - Hurricane season officially begins on Friday, June 1st. Join us at one of the events below to learn about how to best prepare yourself and your family for a disaster. 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 … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid Will Staff Upcoming Hurricane Preparedness Events

Discrimination by Local Transit Systems Triggers Triple Legal Aid Collaboration

       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS—When a legal aid attorney learns of injustice, she responds by taking charge and working to remedy the harm. When a case is particularly egregious and the harm evident, a team of legal aid attorneys is often called for. In a case recently filed in federal court, … Continue reading Discrimination by Local Transit Systems Triggers Triple Legal Aid Collaboration