ProPublica – “Pretty Much a Failure”: HUD Inspections Pass Dangerous Apartments Filled With Rats, Roaches and Toxic Mold

When Kimberly Miles, Fair Housing Manager at Lone Star Legal Aid, listened to the stories of deplorable living conditions at the Coppertree Apartments in Houston, she took action. Representing numerous tenants, Miles partnered with the law firm of Daniel & Beshara, P.C., and together they filed suit against HUD and Coppertree Apartments. Read about HUD's … Continue reading ProPublica – “Pretty Much a Failure”: HUD Inspections Pass Dangerous Apartments Filled With Rats, Roaches and Toxic Mold

Pro Bono Spotlight – ABA Pro Bono Week 2018

Hurricane Harvey was the first time Jeremy Walter, of Baker Botts, was exposed to the devastation of a storm of its scale. “Reading about Hurricane Ike in 2008 was not remotely comparable to experiencing Harvey,” he says. Following the storm and partnering with Baker Botts at local shelters, LSLA spearheaded a large scale pro bono effort to … Continue reading Pro Bono Spotlight – ABA Pro Bono Week 2018

LSLA Celebrates the 2018 American Bar Association’s National Pro Bono Week

We are proud to join with ABA President-Elect Bob Carlson to encourage you to plan and participate in events focused on disaster resiliency as part of the 2018 National Celebration of Pro Bono. Disaster survivors face countless legal issues—from insurance disputes to FEMA appeals, landlord-tenant disputes, consumer fraud, health and education issues, and so much … Continue reading LSLA Celebrates the 2018 American Bar Association’s National Pro Bono Week