LSLA Offers Help to Texans Facing Evictions

Lone Star Legal Aid announces the launch of its Eviction HELP Project. This project is a self-guided tool that helps Texas renters to fight evictions during the COVID 19 Pandemic. Right now, thousands of renters across Texas are facing evictions. But there are protections for renters. The Eviction HELP Project helps eviction litigants prepare for … Continue reading LSLA Offers Help to Texans Facing Evictions

COVID-19 – Impacts on Compliance with and Enforcement of Environmental Laws

Have environmental laws changed during COVID-19? Yes, some temporary changes were recently made to both federal and state environmental policies in response to COVID-19. On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the agency’s exercise of its enforcement discretion for noncompliance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy applies retroactively beginning on … Continue reading COVID-19 – Impacts on Compliance with and Enforcement of Environmental Laws

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

Hurricane Preparedness, Part 4: Most Common Post Hurricane Scams

With the 2020 National Hurricane Preparedness Week wrapping up, Lone Star Leal Aid would like to share a different spin on other ways to be prepared for what is to come after the storm. It only takes one hurricane to ruin a community or a person’s life, but it can also only take one scammer … Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness, Part 4: Most Common Post Hurricane Scams