COVID-19 – Eviction Protections from the CARES Act

What Is The CARES Act? The CARES Act temporarily protects some renters from eviction for nonpayment of rent. It also stops late fees for rent from March 26, 2020 until July 25, 2020. Landlords cannot issue notices to vacate for nonpayment during this time. You still have to pay rent even if your home is … Continue reading COVID-19 – Eviction Protections from the CARES Act

Lone Star Legal Aid to Host Friday Law Talk With United Way of Matagorda County

With some evictions allowed to start now, it’s important to understand who can and who cannot be evicted at this time. LSLA will be hosting a chat with its community partner, United Way of Matagorda County, tomorrow afternoon on Facebook Live. Learn how the CARES Act provides protections to Texas tenants, stopping many landlords from … Continue reading Lone Star Legal Aid to Host Friday Law Talk With United Way of Matagorda County

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

COVID-19 – Common Family Law Questions

The Texas Supreme Court issued an order April 27, 2020, in effect until July 15, 2020, saying that for determining a person’s right to possession of and access to a child under a court-ordered possession schedule, the existing trial court order controls in all instances.  Family Law experts from Lone Star Legal Aid's Justice for … Continue reading COVID-19 – Common Family Law Questions

City of Houston Launches $15 Million COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

On May 6, Houston City Council members approved a $15 million rental relief program to help landlords and renters make up for rent losses due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Funding for the City’s rental assistance program comes through the Federal CARES Act. The program will cover up to $1,056 per month in rent expenses for … Continue reading City of Houston Launches $15 Million COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program