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Lone Star Legal Aid’s EJ Team to Develop Client-Based Mobile App for Reporting Environmental Concerns

Houston, TX - Lone Star Legal Aid clients will soon be able to report and track their environmental concerns through a new mobile app. LSLA's Environmental Justice Team, part of the Equitable Development Initiative, proposed this client-based application as a tool that community members will be able to use for reporting and tracking environmental issues … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid’s EJ Team to Develop Client-Based Mobile App for Reporting Environmental Concerns

Town Hall Addresses Community Concerns Surrounding Cancer Cluster

On January 21, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee held a Town Hall at Phillis Wheatley High School in Houston’s Fifth Ward, where a recent cancer cluster investigation by the Texas Department of State Health Services found higher than expected rates of cancers of the lung and bronchus, esophagus, and larynx in Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens … Continue reading Town Hall Addresses Community Concerns Surrounding Cancer Cluster

Acres Homes Community Breathes Easier as Concrete Batch Plant Abandons Plans

Houston, TX - In a stunning reversal of plans, a concrete batch plant operator has withdrawn its application for a permit to operate next to homes and across the street from Highland Park and Community Center, a vital community gathering space and park in Acres Homes, a historic community of color in Northwest Houston. Hundreds … Continue reading Acres Homes Community Breathes Easier as Concrete Batch Plant Abandons Plans

Lone Star Legal Aid, Combined Arms, and SBP USA Collaborate to Help Veterans in Disaster Recovery

Houston, Texas – Lone Star Legal Aid, a free civil legal aid provider; Combined Arms, a one stop shop for Veterans resources; and SBP USA, a team focused on fortifying people against unnecessary suffering, have joined forces with Bob Woodruff Foundation grant funds to find and refer veterans to one another.  BWF’s key focus areas … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid, Combined Arms, and SBP USA Collaborate to Help Veterans in Disaster Recovery

January 24th – February 1st is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week & January 25th is Earned Income Credit Awareness Day

Houston, TX - Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week aims to warn the public about tax ID thieves and IRS impostors. Tax identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security Number (SSN) to file a phony return and claim your refund. IRS impostors are scammers who pretend they are calling from the IRS claiming you … Continue reading January 24th – February 1st is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week & January 25th is Earned Income Credit Awareness Day